The first of the photographs. I'll put them up port by port as I go through them, which is going to take a while. I have a callous on my shutter finger and permanent squint in my left eye.
I shot about 2,000 frames. A lot of them are just tourist shots–you know, where you take a picture of a thing because it's in front of you and you want to remember you where there. I'd rather not bore you (and me) with that kind of thing. You want to see a shot of the dome of the Blue Mosque, Google it. Instead, I'm going to put up the photographs I like best from each place we went.
That doesn't mean they're good. It just means I like them best.
The usual legal stuff: these images are held in copyright and permission is not given for their use in any form or medium without the express prior consent by the photographer, namely me. So play nice, or I will stop this car. Don't make me stop this car!
A lamp shop in the Grand Bazaar
Same shop, different angle
Cat in the burial ground of a small mosque near the Bazaar
At prayer in the Blue Mosque
Through the window of the women's section, Blue Mosque
Fresh pretzels (are they? they sure looked like pretzels)
Oil lamps, Haghia Sophia
Entrance to the central hall, Haghia Sophia
Court of the Eunuchs (ow), the Harem, Topkapi Palace
Sultan's private chamber, the Harem, Topkapi Palace
Self-portrait in the Harem, Topkapi Palace
Handheld long exposure of fireworks over the Golden Horn
Sailing out at night: the Topkapi Palace and the moon
A last view of Haghia Sophia and the Blue Mosque