The Grand Bazar in Istanbul is a maze of alleys lined by little shops, crowded by tourists, all under a roof so you never see the sky and, in fact, can get easily lost.

Might as well get a cup of tea then.

(NEX-7 + Sigma 30mm)


Two perspectives on Taksim Square, Istanbul. It is the traffic hub of modern Istanbul, quite a distance away from the Old Town. When arriving at the airport I was puzzled that people wanted to sell me a “Taxi, taxi” to this square. I kept saying “no, I want a bus”. It was only later that I realized they were saying “Taksim”.

(both NEX-7 + Sigma 30mm)