Dreaming in Ottoman

It is almost October and I am still reminiscing about my glorious summer. I forbid myself to look at the pictures until at least a month had passed since I didn’t want to develop an obsession with what were probably the happiest days I’ve had in a really long time. During the summer I visited several parts of Turkey, including what would become my favourite city in the world so far: Istanbul.

Istanbul

Poised between Europe and Asia, the modern and the ancient, secular elitism and Islam. Istanbul is not only filled with history and cultural places to see but its young population make it a very appealing destination for those like me, who are interested in fashion, nightlife and good food. Here are some snapshots of my visit along with some other pictures of Turkey.

Galata tower

Galata Tower as seen from the Egyptian Spice Market.

Spice market

Egyptian Spice Market.

Magic

Blue Mosque.

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One of the multiple cool shops around the Galata area.

Blue mosque

Blue Mosque.

Piaggia

Kusadasi.

Paradise

Hierapolis.

Sunrise

Capadocia.

Balloons

Hot air balloon trip over Capadocia.

Contrast between old and new, at the Bosphorus.

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Hagia Sofia.

Hagia sophia

Two religions, One temple. Hagia Sofia.

2 religions, one temple

Hagia Sofia.

Lunch with a view

Lunch with a view of the Blue Mosque.

Cupula

Hagia Sofia.

Turkey

Boat ride around the Bosphorus.

Hagia sofia

External view of Hagia Sofia.

Europe as seen from Asia.

Yours Truly outside of Topkapi Palace.

Fuck Disney World, This really is the most magical place on earth.

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