Monday, April 9, 2012

The New Mosque

2012.04 Istanbul Easter Wknd (14 of 49)
This weekend finally brought a bit of time away from the office. I hit the Old City both Friday and Saturday - I wandered around just enough that the maze of streets is starting to make a tiny bit of sense.

2012.04 Istanbul Easter Wknd (15 of 49)
Friday we were at the New Mosque (new, as in built in 1700 instead of earlier....) just as the sun was starting to drop down and was sitting behind one of the minarets

2012.04 Istanbul Easter Wknd (44 of 49)
We were back again on Saturday - this time after dark. We'd been to see a whirling dervishes show and wandered down to the waterfront looking for someplace to eat dinner. The whirling dervishes show was a cool experience - not quite what I expected, but I'm glad I can say I've been. I left the theatre feeling slightly dizzy and I wasn't the one spinning in circles for 30 minutes. I honestly don't know how they do it.

2012.04 Istanbul Easter Wknd (45 of 49)
Istanbul does an amazing job of lighting the mosques and monuments in the city. So even after dark you can see their beauty.

I saw this Bon Iver cover of Bonnie Rait's "I Can't Make You Love Me" on Black Eiffel and have had it on pretty steady rotation this week.
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19 comments:

tinajo said...

I hope I can see Istanbul one day - seems so filled with mystery! :-) Beautiful pics. :-)

Joanne said...

wow! so beautiful

amy b.s. said...

how lovely!

Punctuation Mark said...

that building is so amazing... so lucky you're getting to see it!

Christianna said...

Wow, this is soooo pretty! I love the nighttime pictures the best!

~Kristina said...

Can you imagine what those stones would say if only they could talk?

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

So cool.
Has anyone ever mentioned that following your blog is like taking a trip around the world without ever leaving home?

Caroline said...

What an amazing mosque! I wanted to see the whirling dervishes (lol...that was my nickname that my Mom gave me!!!) when I was in Turkey, but never got a chance. I bet it was a cool experience.

Style-Delights said...

Gorgeous pictures!! Traveling to Turkey is on my travel wish list! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Cat said...

Ahhh, someone who takes my approach to being directionally challenged (not saying that you are dc, but that I am :) ... rather than attack a map, wandering is the perfect way to get to know a new place :)

Love your stunning photos (as always!) ... you have such a fantastic eye!

xxCat

jas said...

gorgeous pictures!

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Anna said...

Hi Jamie,
Lucky you, with such amazing architecture to photograph! The shapes are fascinating, especially with the dramatic artifical night lighting. My fav is the B&W. Stunning!

Selene said...

great post!
lovely blog
i've a travel blog too!
s.
http://hipandchips.blogspot.it/

Courtney said...

Just beautiful! I especially love the nighttime photos. Just gorgeous. Glad you got some time to roam!

Diana Joy said...

Hi Jamie: your pictures are wonderful.

ELK said...

incredibly stunning !! LOVE the silhouettes...have fun stay safe!!

blue elephant photography said...

Love the nightscape ♥ I would love to see some food photos sometime lol you know me I love eating hahaha

iris said...

Oh man, my brain saw "New Mosque" and immediately went to "Yeni Camii". Some things stick with you!

Stephanie said...

I love this cover as well. About to turn it on in fact...

Your life seems fascinating!

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