Friday 20 August 2010

A short while ago myself and some friends spent the weekend in Istanbul.
What a beautiful city. I've always had an interest in it from a historical perspective and it didn't disappoint.
So much of the city that was extant during the siege of 1453 still stands, though some by a thread. One night about 3 am I was woken by a tremendous roar. I rushed outside to see that the adjoining building - made of wood and rubble- had collapsed into the street. Luckily no-one was hurt. Go see sometime soon.


The Galata tower. It now has a swanky restaurant on top.



View from the Galata bridge. A great place to watch the sun set over your mojito.



Between the Hagia Sophia and the walls of the Topkapi Palace



Tram across the Bosphorus.



Traffic on the Bosphorus

6 comments:

travelingsuep said...

These are fantastic! I like how you've got the details yet pushed it back through the strength of the foreground. My fav the tram across Bosporus with the mosque behind.

wawos said...

Compliments. Very nice style. I like it.

geraldo roberto da silva said...

Fantastics works!

Dan said...

man your work on the blog is really cool just wondering are you drawing from photos or just where you stand?

2010caligari said...

Your sketches are even better than the real thing. I admire how you see the reality and how your imagination works as the mirror in between.
Congratulations.

Jonathan McHugh said...

Lovely stuff. Love that waiter piece...