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.
June 5, 2020by Greg VIstanbulPhotographyPlacesTopkapı PalaceTurkey
Sultan’s HaremA 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...
June 2, 2020by Greg VColored LightsGrand BazaarPhotographyPlacesTurkey
Turkish LightsTurkish 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.
Psittacula ParakeetsCommonly referred to as ring-necked parakeets, brightly colored Psittacula and the Alexandrine parakeets, named after Alexander the Great, fly over Turkey’s different regions each year, with their population on the rise. These outgoing and independent Afro-Asian parakeets adorn trees in parks and recreational areas, mainly in Istanbul, Ankara, and İzmir. Yet, it is possible to see them...
May 25, 2020by Greg VArchitectureIstanbulPhotographyPlacesTurkey