A JOURNEY THROUGH THE STREETS OF ISTANBUL, TURKEY

“Istanbul was Constantinople.”

“Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople.”

“Been a long time gone, Constantinople.”

Istanbul, not Constantinople

Istanbul, not Constantinople

“Now it’s a Turkish delight on a moonlit night”

Istanbul, not Constantinople

Istanbul, not Constantinople

 

Didn’t we all have to learn that song while in school?

 

Istanbul is a journey unto itself.

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul Turkey

Istanbul, not Constantinople

I barely scraped the surface as to what Istanbul is.

Istanbul, not Constantinople

Istanbul, not Constantinople

 

It is daunting, tactile and overwhelming.

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul Turkey

Istanbul, not Constantinople

The streets of Istanbul

Istanbul, not Constantinople

Istanbul, not Constantinople

Nor can I really explain it.  It is such a mixed bag of “stuff”.

Istanbul, not Constantinople

Istanbul, not Constantinople

 

Is there such a travel blog where the writer doesn’t really write anything?

Istanbul, not Constantinople

Istanbul, not Constantinople

 

Words can barely describe it.

Turkey, Istanbul art grafitti

Istanbul, not Constantinople

 

Truly these street photos speak for themselves.

Istanbul, not Constantinople

Istanbul, not Constantinople

 

 “So take me back to Constantinople.
No, you can’t go back to Constantinople.
Been a long time gone, Constantinople.
Why did Constantinople get the works?
That’s nobody’s business but the Turks.”

More Istanbul street photos

Graffiti photos of Berlin

Graffiti #1

Graffiti #2