Monday, April 23, 2012

Street Life

2012.04 Istanbul Easter Wknd (29 of 49)
I don't know about you, but I'm struggling to get going today, so while I try and get my life organised for a busy last week at home, here are a few photos I took in Sultanahmet (the old city) in Istanbul. I'm always amazed at how diverse and thriving this area is.

2012.04 Istanbul Easter Wknd (1 of 49)
I took this photo, trying to get a good look at the MASSIVE crowd walking down the street - but I took it by holding my camera above my head (the street is a hill so I need the extra height) and didn't zoom in enough, but if you squint you can still see the mass of humanity we had to weave our way through.

2012.04 Istanbul Easter Wknd (5 of 49)
A quiet street just outside the grand bazaar, it is quickly becoming my team's go to spot when we are shopping and need to stop for a drink and treat before we continue our bargaining.

2012.04 Istanbul Easter Wknd (7 of 49)

2012.04 Istanbul Easter Wknd (8 of 49)

How was your weekend? Are you having as hard a time as I am letting go of it today and getting back to work?

I think the best solution for me today is turn Adele on and rock out the morning: Set Fire to the Rain. Pin It

25 comments:

bethany said...

You take the best photos...and make me want to visit Istanbul! Holy smokes, there are so many people on that street...it must have an amazing vibe in person, too.

And yeah. Having a bit of a difficult time getting aorund to all the things I need to do today. I really just want to watch TV and eat. ;)

i.ikeda said...

I love the photos! Busy city streets are one of my favorite subjects in photos. There's just something about seeing the crowd without actually being in it. You're making me want to go visit Istanbul one day...

~Kristina said...

Wow! That second image conjours up such a story for me about the couple who are almost centre. Wonderful song choice to get Monday moving.

Angie Willis said...

Great photos Jamie. So much going on and wonderful DoF

Caroline said...

LOL...yes, I am having a hard time getting organized this morning! Obviously...I am blogging and doing what I need to be doing! *sigh* Those photos are amazing...it looks so crowded. But I love those markets!!!

Christianna said...

Ok, these photos are so cool! There is something about them that make you feel like you are there with you!

Oh, yes some Adele for a Monday morning. I posted some Pink Fuzzy Animals this morning! You need to check them out!

lisa said...

Love these shots Jamie.
So many interesting things to find in them.
Mondays are notoriously tough days, but here today is especially so. Rain and cold with snow expected tomorrow. :-(

tinajo said...

Great and interesting pics as always! Oh, I did a lot of stuff last weekend, it was almost (but just almost) a relief when Monday came! :-D

Diana Joy said...

Amazing photos....you have a great eye. thanks.

Cindy said...

i love all the lanterns & colors! the song is most welcome to get this monday rolling!

This is Belgium said...

hey,
I was in Istanbul not long ago
did you see my posting on Zeynep .?
Her shop is in Sultahnamet.. you should visit her !http://whatisbelgium.blogspot.com/2012/04/zeynep.html
anni

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

Even when you hold your camera above your head you get great shots! Is it always this busy? I would love to shop there!!

Karen said...

It may be crowded, but it looks absolutely fascinating. I would love to visit Istanbul, and before I saw all your photos I wouldn't have know that.

Stampmouse said...

Wow that's a lot of people. I love seeing the different shops and their wares. So much culture and interesting things to see in this world. Thanks for bringing it a little closer

This is Belgium said...

her shop is just behind the sultanahment line 1 tram stop , on a street which runs perpendicular on Divan yulu.. I forgot the name of the street and store !
The shopowner, a nice man, owns an Indian restaurant calle Dubb also in Sultanahmet neaar the Hippodrome
www.dubbindian.com
He was extremely nice to us. My son got ill and he had his people in the resto prepare chicken soup for my son !
I am sure he will show you the way to the shop where you find Zeynep. Good hunting.

Clinton Painter said...

Love the pictures Jamie! I was looking at the throng of people and wondered if there was more people on the street at that one moment than what there is in my entire little hometown.

Dagmar said...

Great photos Jamie..I am surprised NG doesn't contact you for their magazine..be good to yourself..you work so hard!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That looks like such an amazing place! That crowd looks huge.
LOVE the lanterns!

Anika said...

I think I could have gone a little crazy snapping photos and shopping in the bazaar...great shots!

Tanvi said...

It is on my "must visit one day' list!

Great pictures. I wanna go wander in a flea market now! :)

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Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Looks like a fun spot to people watch :)

Courtney said...

What an awesome place! That crowd does look pretty insane. I love the lanterns. One of my favorite Adele songs!

Jerica said...

These are beautiful photos. I love how you describe them and bring them to life. I just listened to that Adele song, I had never heard it before but I am in love with it now!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I know exactly where those pictures were taken...it's so gorgeous and crazy at the same time. :) And yes, I had a rough day on Monday...but today I'm doing so much better! :D

justine said...

these are absolutely fantastic, makes me long to be there, wow!

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