In this week’s round-up of our ‘photo a day project’, we allow ourselves to be taken by the magic of Istanbul and start developing our favourite hang outs.
Here's what we got up to this week.
Photo a day project: April 14th 2014. Lit fountain. The Sultan Ahmet Park has quickly become our favourite place in Istanbul to relax and while away the evening whilst enjoying the magnificent view, especially during sunset call to prayer when no less than three surrounding mosques create a magical cacophony of music.
Photo a day project: April 15th 2014. Silver tea set. Part of the fun of shopping in one of Istanbul's many bazaars, is the light natured haggling that is involved, many times over a cup of complimentary tea.
Photo a day project: April 16th 2014. Sunset avenue. Although the nights have been quite cool, the days here in Istanbul are becoming increasingly warmer, giving us a glimpse of the spectacular Mediterranean summer to come.
Photo a day project: April 17th 2014. Transformation. First operating as a Greek Orthodox church from 537 AD, then as a mosque from the 15th century, Istanbul's grand Hagia Sofia or the ‘Shrine of the Holy Wisdom of God' opened to the public as a museum in 1935. Today it's a World Heritage Site that attracts millions of visitors from home and abroad every year.
Photo a day project: April 18th 2014. Food glorious food. Historically significant as an important spice trading port, Istanbul today, unsurprisingly, has some of the tastiest cuisine we've had.
Photo a day project: April 19th 2014. Sunken Palace. The largest of hundreds of cisterns that can be found underneath Istanbul, the Basilica Cistern boasts some very impressive statistics. Including, but not limited to, the capacity to store up to 100,000 tons of water and a grand total of 336 marble columns supporting its ceiling.
Photo a day project: April 20th 2014. Rainbow steps. Hanging out with new friends as we explore the hills overlooking the Golden Horn in Istanbul.
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How was your week?