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Berr Hotel, Istanbul: a 35 Second Review

A pleasant stay off the tourist trail....

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17 Minutes Outside of Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar

A speed shooting exercise near a busy Istanbul landmark....

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40 Minutes on Akdeniz Caddesi, Fatih, Istanbul

A brief photo stroll on Mediterranean Avenue....

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Be the Boss (Istanbul Airport)

Would anyone like to offer a deconstruction of this abstraction?...

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Links, Notes, Bookmarks & Briefs For April 20, 2016

Sandwich vendors, Ecuadorean Earthquake update, Surviving turbulence and Street photography in Istanbul....

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60 seconds with the Bird Seed Sellers of Istanbul, Revisited

Acknowledging moments that otherwise pass us by....

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Istanbul’s Blue Mosque and a Note on Travel Planning

It was a little disconcerting to hear about today’s apparent suicide bombing near the Blue Mosque in the Sultanahmet district of...

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New Mosque, Istanbul

An imposing yet calming backdrop to the vibrant Eminönü quarter....

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For Sale, Belly Dancer Zills

Dancer not included....

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Wonder how much illegal migrants pay those who traffic them?

Prices vary, depending on destination and means of transport. From Turkey to Greece for example, it’s about €1,600 (US$1,966) via...

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Pomegranate Shopping, Istanbul

Zen and the Art of Pomegranate Peeling...

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Mannequin Monday 7

This week Mannequin Monday moves from the Americas to Istanbul, where Europe and Asia meet, and home to the store front where subjects of...

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The Tobacco Seller of Istanbul (Pic du Jour)

Near the Galata Bridge, on the Eminönü side, Istanbul.  ...

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From the Streets of Istanbul (Tune du Jour)

Absolutely beautiful. Pots and pans and some spoons, knives and glasses, too. I wish I was there....

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Delicious, with a big pinch of salt

Jake’s Sunday post challenge suggestion this week is delicious. That was easy to find because it was one of the few pics in my flickr...

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Shoes ( #Frifotos )

I'm the most utilitarian shopper and consumer when it comes to shoes. But these, resting peacefully in a large crate in a small bazaar near...

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30 Minutes in Istanbul’s Spice Market

The Love Tea immediately caught my eye. Can’t hurt, right? Unfortunately the 250g I bought was left in a bag in my hotel room. And so...

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45 Second Cheap Hotel Advisor – Istanbul

Sphendon Hotel Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk no:46 Istanbul, Turkey That is the view from one of the two small rooftop terraces. It’s taken...

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The Dandy Dozen – My 12 Favorite Mannequins in Istanbul

If you’ve spent any time zipping through my flickr stream, you’d have noticed a regular and steady supply of mannequin shots. I...

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