Grand Bazaar InteriorAs 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.
Dome in the Sultan’s HaremA shot of the dome inside the Harem. This one shows off more of the blue tile work in a brighter light, along with the gold accents around the dome.
Light Through the WindowTaken in the Sultan’s Harem at Topkapı Palace. The light coming in was so beautiful against the blue tile.
May 25, 2020by Greg VArchitectureIstanbulPhotographyPlacesTurkey
Medieval Architecture Oil DropsI can’t remember which building this was, but it’s definitely from a building in Istanbul. From what I remember from the tour guide’s explanation, back in the day, soldiers would drop hot oil on invading enemies using the drops on either side of the wall and then set their enemies on fire. I tried searching for more information on the building and how it was used but I...
May 19, 2020by Greg VArchitecturePhotographyPlacesSeasonsTurkeyWinter
Genuine Fake WatchesThis stall’s sign made me laugh when I saw it so naturally, I had to take a picture. At least they were honest!
Ruins From Turkey in HDRA photo I took of some ruins and used the in-camera HDR on my Canon 5D Mark III to capture, handheld. I believe this was taken at Ephesus but I can’t be sure.
May 8, 2020by Greg VArchitectureEphesusPhotographyPlacesTurkey
Temple of Artemis – ArchwayJust an archway that framed a doorway which I thought was interesting.
May 7, 2020by Greg VArchitecturePhotographyPlacesTurkey
Temple of Artemis – RuinsAnother shot from the Temple of Artemis.
Temple of ArtemisI had a tough time remembering where this photo was taken and had to do a lot of location searching to find it. It turns out that the tour stopped at the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. I’m embarrassed to admit I don’t remember anything the tour guide said because I was too busy trying to get photos of the mostly empty ruins before the place filled up with other tour groups. I...
Interior of the Hagia SophiaOne of the things I loved most about my trip to Turkey was the fact that I was able to connect two things I love – video games and history. I am a huge Assassin’s Creed fan, especially the Ezio series. Assassin’s Creed Revelations takes place in Constantinople, which later became present-day Istanbul, and I had learned so much about the region from the game. Having played it...
August 5, 2019by Greg VArchitectureCity SkylineHudsonNew YorkPhotographyPlaces
SailingIn 2013, I went on a NYC harbor boat tour with a group of photographers. I never got around to processing the photos but there’s pictures in the set that I really liked like this sailboat we passed with the NYC skyline behind it.
April 15, 2019by Greg VArchitectureFranceParisPhotographyPlaces
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de ParisThe news of the burning of Notre Dame hit me pretty hard today. Paris is one of my favorite places in the world, second only to Ireland and forever holds a special place in my heart. I have so many amazing memories there from traveling with former friends, my girlfriend turned fiance after I proposed to her on New Year’s at the Eiffel Tower, and then again as my wife when I took her...
January 7, 2018by Greg VArchitecturePhotographyPlacesWashington D.C.