I’ve made no secret about the fact that Istanbul is one of my favorite cities. It breathes, sighs, laughs and cries history. Cultures and eras live and play side-by-side. Which makes it –the city, that is– all the more appealing as a photographic subject, a massive sprawling canvas with no beginning and no end. As such, there’s no particular theme at play here, just a selection of images from the Istanbul streets snapped with my mobile phone as I was out and about on Saturday afternoon, 23 April 2016.
More specifically, in the sprawling city’s Fatih and Eminonu districts. The photo at top is in front of one of the city’s ubiquitous money change shops. Immediately after I took this, the woman slowed slightly, looked towards me and smiled. Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of that, but I did smile back.
Photographically, some work better than others. Considering the limitations of my Samsung S4, a few I like a lot while others serve simply as memories. My apologies in advance if that indulgence crosses any lines.
In case you missed it, here’s another brief photo stroll, cleverly entitled 40 Minutes on Akdeniz Caddesi, a street that’s also located in Fatih, shot the day before this.
Enjoy the stroll!
And for the record: the lead photo serves as today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 1,140th straight.