As a follow-up to my previous post about the Grand Bazaar, here’s a shot of the interior. Fans of Assassins’s Creed may recognize this from the Grand Bazaar mission. Their attention to details on the little things like windows and rafters is mind blowing to me.
A photo of the inside of the Sultan’s Harem at the Topkapi Palace. I intentionally kept it dark to show off the light and how stunning the blue tile work was. I also learned quite a bit about what the actual function of the Sultan’s Harem actually was. I had a misconception that they were full of beautiful women who lazed around to tend to the Sultan’s whims and desires when in reality the...
Our tour guide pointed out some slums in Turkey to give us a perspective on how we often take the things we have in life for granted. He mentioned how most were not safe for living and the police would often harass the people living there even though most had no other choice.
Turkish Lights in the Grand Bazaar. These lights were beautiful, but our tour guide warned us that the Grand Bazaar was a tourist trap, and most stuff inside was either junk or major ripoffs, so I didn’t end up buying anything but snagged some cool photos as a souvenir.
I’m starting the month of June with another cat photo. This one was taken at the Anatolian Plains in Cappadocia.
Cappadocia, Turkey, is the historic area of central Anatolia bounded by the towns of Hacıbektaş, Aksaray, Niğde, and Kayseri (map). It was known as Cappadocia in ancient times and is still called Kapadokya informally today.
Cappadocia is Turkey’s most visually striking...