Istanbul in black and white

By using black&white; you can almost feel the atmosphere of the old times – 50 years back. Or maybe not quite: if you look at the pictures of the great photographer Ara Güler you realize that world has gone and won’t come back.

Cihangir men

 

Tophane-i-Amire

 

Tophane tram stop

 

Cihangir: mosque of Sinan (Muhyiddin Molla Fenari Cami)

 

Art Noveau on Istiklal Caddesi: Maison Botter Apartment Block. I found some further information about Botter house and Istanbul Art Nouveau archtecture here.

 

Woman watching street musician on Istiklal Caddesi.

 

Galata Bridge and the fishers.

 

Nusretiye Camii

 

 

Hagia Sofia

 

Blue Mosque

 

Hagia Sofia

 

Man drinking tea and dog: Hodja Pasa

 

Dancer

 

Musicians at Hodja Pasa

 

 

Belly dance at Hodja Pasa.

Other postings from this trip (January 2011):
Istanbul Day 4
Istanbul Day 3
Istanbul Day 2
Istanbul Day 1
Folk and Belly Dance

My Istanbul Gallery in Smugmug.

Our Istanbul trip in April / May 2010:


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