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Good morning....
thank you for your continued support and to John (lonely_oryx) for his UA, and to Kate (Irishkate) for hers....both much appreciated.
I am still loving Istanbul.....it is so vibrant and it never seems to sleep, there are still traffic jams in the city streets at 1am in the morning.
Galata towers is a witness...a witness to the City of Istanbul...An alive witness 1500 years old...As much as it is a witness to the Genoese merchants, it is to the Venetian artists...it is a witness to Byzantium, Hagia Sophia, as much as it is to Suleiman the Magnificent....t is also witness to the boots of the army of occupation...also to Churchill and Agatha Christie...it is witness to the death of the Sultans...to the poets of the Tulip era...it is also a witness to Mustafa Kemal's rowing trips. A witnessed revolutions and movements, betrayals as well as loyalty.
Now all of these have faded into history....and the Gelata Tower has been left to the future from the past as a souvenir with its head up in the clouds...
The other versions are scenes from around the city
Have a nice day...we board the Crystal Serenity today for a 12 day Med cruise. We only set sail tomorrow evening at 11 pm so have 2 more days in Istanbul.
We visit Kusadasi, Mykonos,Santorini,Monemvasia ,Valleta in Malta, Taormina in Sicily, Sorrento and finally dock in Rome.

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Title:Galata tower
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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44004 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom110 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2014 - 6:27 AM

An interesting and very well observed and captured set of travelog images Colleen, I particularly like image number two. great panoramic with lots to see and take in. Thanks for sharing

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2014 - 6:40 AM

A fascinating insight into the beautiful city of Istanbul, Colleen. And next a 10 day Mediterranean cruise, whereabouts are you sailing to? Carol

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ubaruch
ubaruch Plus Member 1ubaruch vcard Israel
22 Jun 2014 - 6:59 AM

Very intersting set, Colleen; makes me want to pack my suitcase again...
Although it is only one hour flight from Tel Aviv I have never been there.

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2271 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2014 - 7:01 AM


Quote: A fascinating insight into the beautiful city of Istanbul, Colleen. And next a 10 day Mediterranean cruise, whereabouts are you sailing to? Carol

I have added the places we are sailing to above for you Carol...

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jaktis
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22 Jun 2014 - 7:12 AM

A great set images showing us so much

Peter

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2014 - 7:21 AM

Another great set Colleen, and again all showing off the tourist sights so beautifully
at last a chance to relax a little more on the cruise shipWinkWink...possibly!
but as you seem to have endless energy..?
Lillian

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ade123
ade123 Plus Member 2229 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2014 - 7:28 AM

A great set of images Colleen some beautiful views and very colourful and diverse architecture

Ade

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Mollycat
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22 Jun 2014 - 7:32 AM

More interesting shots of this fascinating city Colleen, thanks for the insight.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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mistere
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22 Jun 2014 - 7:39 AM

Wonderful images Colleen, a fascinating city full of interest and contrast, both in its architecture and its people.
As with all cities the mix of ancient and modern, wealth and poverty, all jumbled together trying to survive and
make it to the future. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us.
Enjoy your last 2 days there.

Dave.

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fentiger
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22 Jun 2014 - 7:49 AM

An enjoyable and interesting set of images. I particularly like the atmosphere in No. 6.

Albert

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lifesnapper
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22 Jun 2014 - 8:04 AM

Four and Ten my fav's of this lovely set Colleen. What a stunning adventure you are onSmile I look forward to your Santorini shots, even if it takes me awhile to vote and comment, as we're off to Kalkan, Turkey on Thursday. Still not sure if I'll be taking my Phone or not?

JohnSmile

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LynneJoyce
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22 Jun 2014 - 8:07 AM

A lovely, lively set with a fascinating narrative.

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viscostatic
22 Jun 2014 - 8:45 AM

Excellent images of a beautiful city Colleen. Definitely one on my list.

Phil.

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22 Jun 2014 - 8:58 AM

Another fine set of images Colleen, V6 and V9 my favourites,
Fred.

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alcontu
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22 Jun 2014 - 8:59 AM

Beautiful series of shots on the city and his life.

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Chinga
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22 Jun 2014 - 9:01 AM

Love V1 with the bird in flight... And V4 for all that blue water...
Once again jaw dropping images on show Collen! Enjoy!
IB

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debu
debu  5 India
22 Jun 2014 - 9:34 AM

Beautiful set of images,V1 for me.
debu

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Maiwand
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22 Jun 2014 - 9:34 AM

Wonderful tour of the area Colleen. All lovely informative images.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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dark_lord
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22 Jun 2014 - 9:55 AM

A very interesting set, difficult to pick a favourite, but V5 is a nice contrast with the buildings and the bridge.

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fotobee
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22 Jun 2014 - 9:58 AM

Good photo series, Colleen, I prefer v6. Regards Martin

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gary_d
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22 Jun 2014 - 9:59 AM

A great set particularly V6 which just gives a feel of the atmosphere of the place. - Gary

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pentaxpatty
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22 Jun 2014 - 10:03 AM

Take more comfy shoes Colleen Malta is rocky, and hot too. Lovely series here again. Have a lovely time.

Patty GrinGrin

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barbarahirst
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22 Jun 2014 - 10:05 AM

The bird in V 1 looked at first like someone on a flying carpet...
I can dream

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22 Jun 2014 - 10:24 AM

Each worthy of an upload, Colleen - brilliantly taken and presented!

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Irishkate
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22 Jun 2014 - 10:41 AM

I think Istanbul is going onto my bucket list with your wonderful varied images of what looks like a very vibrant city
and my next door neighbour who did a tour here from her recent cruise and said, she'd like to go back.
Your narrative of the city's history was most informative and much of it I know nothing about.
I won't single out any images apart from V9 with the coffee and bag shop - the arty one and the sort of places I'd be in!!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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22 Jun 2014 - 11:21 AM

All your images are super I would not like to pick one



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Nikonuser1
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22 Jun 2014 - 12:03 PM

A excellent set of images Colleen, thanks for shareingSmile

Cliff

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3237 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2014 - 12:31 PM

Thanks for showing us these lovely and very interesting images.
Do enjoy the cruise,and I look foreward to see the images.SmileSmile
NettaSmile

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HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 4276 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
22 Jun 2014 - 1:02 PM

Beautiful shot and you even managed a seagull! I keep thinking of Boney M and "Istanbul was Constantinople" etc etc.

Maureen

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mikbee
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22 Jun 2014 - 1:54 PM

A place steeped in history indeed Colleen.
But you forgot to mention that the football team I support
was knocked out of the European Cup by Fenerbahce in the 1980's !!
A colourful set.
Mick.

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22 Jun 2014 - 2:02 PM

love that tower!
Enjoy the cruise!

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22 Jun 2014 - 2:26 PM

I'm very jealous, Colleen! You seem to be getting to some wonderful exotic places Smile Another lovely set showing us the delights of your travels Wink
Trev Smile

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nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2014 - 5:18 PM

Great writeup and great shots of the old town, Coleen. I like your set a lot.

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22 Jun 2014 - 5:41 PM

Another really interesting set
Ju

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22 Jun 2014 - 6:42 PM

Great set of images, Colleen.

Fred

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Cookie_Monster
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22 Jun 2014 - 7:01 PM

Another wonderful set. Vibrant, colourful and candid. Beautiful.

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22 Jun 2014 - 10:25 PM

Super set Colleen. Enjoy the cruise. I would love to go on one. You are seeing some lovely sights. Cathy

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22 Jun 2014 - 10:43 PM

Colourful and interesting images Colleen, a lovely set.

Jenny Smile

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brian17302
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22 Jun 2014 - 11:09 PM

You have captured many of Istanbuls sights very well Colleen
My favourite is V10-- for street life & the Blue & Red Mosques in 1 image

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23 Jun 2014 - 2:47 AM

A lovely set of captures of Istanbul. My favourite is V1 especially with the Gull in. Well done Colleen.
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23 Jun 2014 - 7:05 AM

A very fine and large set of Istanbul , Colleen ! - V1 being the favorite with the flying bird ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.

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23 Jun 2014 - 8:32 AM

Love the write-up, Colleen Smile

And what fabulous timing with the bird in V1! Superb set of shots you have here, showing us the various sides to this place.

Hope you manage to get some nice sky shots from the cruise liner Smile

Andrew

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23 Jun 2014 - 3:47 PM

Maybe I should get a passport as ive only been over the water to the Isle of Wight. Keep posting you never know I might take the plunge. Great shots Colleen.
Brian

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23 Jun 2014 - 7:49 PM

...and I though Galata was a flavour of ice cream! Tongue

More wonderful memories and I do like the local 'colour' in your street scenes.

Dave

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23 Jun 2014 - 7:50 PM

This is whats great about this site, i can have a look round Istanbul sat in my chair lol. Cracking set of shots Colleen enjoy the rest of your cruise which i am sure you will

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23 Jun 2014 - 9:24 PM

I feel as though I am on this tour of the Middle East with you. Wonderful images. Lynne

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24 Jun 2014 - 1:21 PM

Fantastic set of images Colleen. Really brings Istanbul to life for us.

REgards

Steve

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24 Jun 2014 - 8:17 PM

I love the view and detail on V5 but all are great picsGrin
Ryan

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24 Jun 2014 - 9:41 PM

A fabulous series Colleen. We're all loving being in your suitcase and sharing the journey!
V3 for me GrinGrin

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25 Jun 2014 - 12:48 AM

Great set of images, with their being plenty of pic's
it's like being apart of your adventure Grin love it!! SmileSmileSmile

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25 Jun 2014 - 6:31 PM

What a lovely set,terrific City,sadly only spent night there when the plane i was in broke down on the way to Libya.Hard to pick a favourite,so i will settle for V1.
All the best and safe journey,
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