Wednesday, July 18, 2012



Today we study the letter I for Ms Matlock’s class. I would like to give you an Impression of the city of Istanbul.

I made  many photo’s but I  took a few to make a collage.



As I said a very little impression.

If you want to see more of this beautiful city please google Istanbul, it is worth it. There is so much to tell and I am not good at that.



Istanbul at the Bosphorus.



Ayasofya, the most beautiful mosque with its four minarets.



Tourists in the Grand Bazaar an enormous , very famous shopping centre.

Down here there was this shop that sold so many spices and other goodies, I couldn’t get away from it. It was super. And that wonderful smell…….






And finally there is the Blue Mosque with its six minarets. It is the largest mosque of many many mosques in Istanbul.  We couldn’t visit it at the time as it was prayer time.


Now this is just a very little Impression of what I saw that day. I definitely want to go back some day because it is a beautiful city but hope to have more time then.


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villa-rosengarten & cockerlove said...

Hi - I'd love to go there one time in my life! I love the souks and all you can find there!
Thanks for the nice pics and have a nice stay, hug, Barbara

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I would love to visit Istanbul one day, Riet. I heard the spice market is phenomenal there!

Juliëtte said...

Een prachtige Oosterse stad!
Lijkt me heel mooi om daar eens rond te mogen lopen!!
lekker shoppen!

Veel liefs, Juliëtte

Cloudy said...

Eine tolle Stadt, die möchte ich auch einmal besuchen. Sehr schöne Aufnahmen sind das...

Lieben Gruß

Rozen van Papier said...

Deze ziet er weer heel anders uit dan de vorige. dat kan ook niet anders in zo'n oosterse wereld, ik vind het altijd iets sprookjesachtigs hebben, dat komt goed naar voren.

Groetjes van Janny

Sandy said...

You know, that is one country I've not been to, flew over it..haha
Looks so much like the Souks of Lebanon and Saudi... the food is wonderful in that area also.
Great Shots

Anonymous said...

You really do make it look like a beautiful pace to visit. Wonderful pictures.

VBR said...

When I saw the photo of the spice market I thought to myself, it must smell magnificent there. Beautiful I post.

Naperville Now said...

The shot of the spices is wonderful. Can see why you wanted to linger. Beautiful city.

Mumsy said...

It's a beautiful and fascinating to see. You took fabulous photos!

Mumsy said...

It's a beautiful and fascinating to see. You took fabulous photos!

Judie said...

Riet, what an excellent travel guide you are. Great photos!!

Esther Joy said...

Oh, but you are wrong - YOU ARE VERY GOOD at making us want to visit the places you have been!

Jim said...

Hi Riet, thank you very much for choosing Istanbul for you "I" word. We have been looking go there and so trying to find ways to get there and back.

Most of the cruises come at noon and disembark early the next morning. Our daughter wants to just go there and stay a few days at a resort. That might be what we end up doing but for sure I would want to go into town quite a bit.

How did you get there and how long did you stay? How many days would be a good stay?

I'm at
Jim's Alphabe-Thursday
if you wish to come answer those questions. Thank you,

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Riet,wat een schitterende foto,s.
Kijk echt me ogen uit,zo mooi.

Liefs Riet.

Lola said...

Hi again Riet!

Such a wonderful *I* post – superb pics which brought back great memories for me.

Have a great weekend,

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday

biebkriebels said...

Je waant je echt in een andere wereld in Istanbul. Zo anders als Europa, leuk om de foto's te zien.

Kom Achterom said...

prachtige foto's zeg wat een sfeertje!
fijne dag

Jackie/Jake said...

I loved Istanbul when we visited in 2010! Great photos!!

Marja Visscher said...

Dag Riet,
Werelds die foto's de drukte van alle dag, maar dan in een vakantiejasje!Leuk al die bijzondere winkeltjes, was je daar verlost van Hema's, Blokkers etc.? Of heeft zich dat ook naar daar uitgestrekt? Soms is een stad waar die zaken niet aanwezig zijn gewoon een verademing. Pas nog in een speelgoedwinkelgeweest de niet verbonden was een een keten. Zo'n eigenaar is dan zo vrij om leuke dingen in te kopen. Wellicht iets duurder, maar zoveel leuker en aparter.
Lieve groet, Marja

Anonymous said...

De warmte straalt van deze vrolijke en zonnige serie van Istanbul af, en dat kunnen we goed gebruiken, want de regen klettert hier vandaag weer regelmatig tegen de ruiten.

Theresa said...

Enjoyed my glimpse of your Istanbul travel! The spice stand is spectacular...the architecture looks amazing...will indeed have to do some googling.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love the photo of the bazaar! I could spend a whole day there....

Anonymous said...

Hi Riet,

You have taken some gorgeous photos of Istanbul. I think this would be a wonderful place to visit. I would also find myself in the spice market overtaken by the wonderful scents of the various spices and unable to leave without bringing some of them home with me! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your photos!

Mo said...

You have captured a beautiful city and made me really want to visit.

anitamombanita said...

I'd love to go a photographer, it holds great interest to me. Wonderful images you shared. Thanks!

Pondside said...

You make me want to visit - especially that spice market!

Jenny said...

Istanbul is certainly an incredible place!


I'd love to visit it!

Thanks for linking.