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