Blue Mosque from the fountain in Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul

Istanbul Turkey Photos

Andy Travel Middle East, Turkey, Istanbul Leave a Comment

I’ll admit that by the time we reached Istanbul I was ready to head home. Well, maybe even a little earlier than that, but at this point I could feel how close we were to getting on a plane headed back to the US. I have to say that I’m glad we didn’t skip anything or decide not to go certain places because of what the media was putting out there. Istanbul is probably one of the best examples of this. It really is a beautiful city with a lot of friendly people that are very welcoming to tourists from all over the world.

During our brief time in Istanbul we saw quite a bit, which Lynn covered very well. Below are some photos that you may have seen in our previous article, but a few others as well. I had to add in some cat pictures since there are cats all over Istanbul. Sometimes it’s hard to pick just a handful of pictures from each city. We had great weather in Istanbul, which made this task even harder.

Blue Mosque from the fountain in Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul

Blue Mosque from the fountain in Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul

Standing in front of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Standing in front of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Ceiling of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Ceiling of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Lynn with her head scarf inside the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Lynn with her head scarf inside the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul

Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul

Piggyback in front of the Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul

Piggyback in front of the Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul

Many columns inside the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

Many columns inside the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

Large Medusa head at the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

Large Medusa head at the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

Andy with the large Medusa head at the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

Andy with the large Medusa head at the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

Archway reflected in the water at the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

Archway reflected in the water at the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

Lynn in front of the largest tulip carpet in Istanbul

Lynn in front of the largest tulip carpet in Istanbul

Standing in front of Topkapi Palace in Istanbul

Standing in front of Topkapi Palace in Istanbul

Sign at the entrance to Gulhane Park in Istanbul

Sign at the entrance to Gulhane Park in Istanbul

Beautiful yellow flowers at Gulhane Park in Istanbul

Beautiful yellow flowers at Gulhane Park in Istanbul

On the bench in front of all the flowers at Gulhane Park in Istanbul

On the bench in front of all the flowers at Gulhane Park in Istanbul

Boat restaurants serving fish sandwiches at the pier in Istanbul

Boat restaurants serving fish sandwiches at the pier in Istanbul

Lynn with her crappy fish sandwich at the pier in Istanbul

Lynn with her crappy fish sandwich at the pier in Istanbul

Andy with his crappy fish sandwich at the pier in Istanbul

Andy with his crappy fish sandwich at the pier in Istanbul

Lynn on our boat ride in Istanbul

Lynn on our boat ride in Istanbul

Ortakoy Mosque seen on our boat ride in Istanbul

Ortakoy Mosque seen on our boat ride in Istanbul

The Maiden's Tower seen on our boat ride in Istanbul

The Maiden’s Tower seen on our boat ride in Istanbul

The Blue Mosque at night in Istanbul

The Blue Mosque at night in Istanbul

Hagia Sophia Mosque at night in Istanbul

Hagia Sophia Mosque at night in Istanbul

Lynn petting a cat at a shop in Istanbul

Lynn petting a cat at a shop in Istanbul

Lynn with a cat on her lap near the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Lynn with a cat on her lap near the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

White cat sitting in front of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

White cat sitting in front of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Andy eating ice cream in front of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Andy eating ice cream in front of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Street View of Villa Galley Airbnb in Istanbul Turkey

Street View of Villa Galley Airbnb in Istanbul Turkey

Room 6 at Villa Galley Airbnb in Istanbul Turkey

Room 6 at Villa Galley B&B which included a small closet, TV, mini fridge, and of course our bed.

Room 6 Looking to Balcony at Villa Galley Airbnb in Istanbul Turkey

Room 6 at Villa Galley B&B from the entrance looking out to the balcony.

Bathroom Sink in Room 6 Balcony at Villa Galley Airbnb in Istanbul Turkey

Bathroom Sink in Room 6 Balcony at Villa Galley Airbnb in Istanbul Turkey

Bathroom Shower in Room 6 Balcony at Villa Galley Airbnb in Istanbul Turkey

Bathroom Shower in Room 6 Balcony at Villa Galley Airbnb in Istanbul Turkey

View from the Room 6 Balcony at Villa Galley Airbnb in Istanbul Turkey

View from the Room 6 Balcony at Villa Galley Airbnb in Istanbul Turkey

Shared Kitchen at Villa Galley Airbnb in Istanbul Turkey

Shared Kitchen at Villa Galley Airbnb in Istanbul Turkey

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Andy

Born with a sense of wanderlust, it's only natural that Andy would be traveling and writing about it. He has traveled extensively throughout the U.S., even golfing in each of the 50 states. When he's not updating this blog, you can probably find him riding his bicycle, baking desserts, or working on his goal of attaining the "best credit ever."