A grandiose silhouette of the Old City

By ColleenA
Good morning....
Thank you for your continued support, apologies for not getting to vote yesterday....just so busy seeing Istanbul....what a wonderful city....
Thank you to Maureen (HarrietH) for her UA...much appreciated
There is just so much to see in Istanbul....so where to start...decided to start with a ferry ride on the Bosphorus. In the 18th and 19th centuries the Bosphorus was alive with caiques long thin rowboats), their oars dipping rhythmically into the currents as they carried the sultan and his courtiers from palace to pavilion and from Europe to Asia.
It is spanned by three mammoth bridges and is alive with ferries, cargo vessels, cruise ships and sleek speedboats.
there are many restaurants along the shore as well as beautiful homes and palaces and mosques
A selection of images of what the ferry ride has to offer ... not the sharpest images...but the top deck was overcrowded and it rained for the first 30 minutes so we got soaked. But it cleared and we had a bit of a sunset.
Have a nice day

Tags: Istanbul Landscape and travel Bosphorus

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
21 Jun 2014 6:30AM
Another wonderful set from your travels, Colleen, V.1 is superb. Carol

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bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2014 6:36AM
Fab set colleen love to see all the different places .
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
21 Jun 2014 6:38AM
So you arrived Istanbul, Colleen. A wonderful set, I like all your shots of those familiar spots, but the grandiose silhouette is as magnificent as the old city, and it's my favourite.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2014 7:30AM
Quite like V14 Colleen, with it's mixture of old and modern architecture

You are certainly seeing the world

mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
21 Jun 2014 7:45AM
Lovely set Colleen, cant beat a trip on the river to get a great cross section of the
life of a city. Excellent work. V1 is a cracking image, love the palace in 5 and the temple in 13.

21 Jun 2014 8:11AM
What a wonderful travel log Colleen I love V1 and the Temple too.
Have a great day. Patty Smile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
21 Jun 2014 8:25AM
Love V1 Colleen !! East meets West.
What a lovely picture. Enjoy your travel experience. Robert
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
21 Jun 2014 8:33AM
A very enjoyable set of images Colleen.

A super set well presented

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2014 9:12AM
You really are enjoying everything....rocket on
21 Jun 2014 9:13AM
Keep 'em coming, Colleen - another stunning and most interesting collection!Smile

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
21 Jun 2014 9:40AM
Wow...that bit is so jam-packed in V2!

Some seriously wonderful architecture there, huh? Like in V15.

Very cool silhouette in V1, by the way, with that mellow apricotty sky backing it Smile

ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
21 Jun 2014 9:48AM
Another lovely series for those of us who can't get away.
Can't wait for the Greek pictures!
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2014 10:03AM
Thanks for sharing these great images, they're lovely to see and make wonderful viewing for us armchair travellers.Look forward to more Colleen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
ade123 Plus
5 285 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2014 10:32AM
A stunning set of images Colleen V1 for me

JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2014 10:40AM
A terrific set and so interesting, esp. from the sea.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
21 Jun 2014 11:36AM
V1 is so beautiful
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2014 11:45AM
Superb travelog imagery, thanks for sharing Colleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
21 Jun 2014 12:20PM
A wonderful set of image, Colleen!! V1 is great!
21 Jun 2014 12:48PM
Glad to make this fascinating set 30 Colleen. V11 floats my Boat Smile

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2014 1:03PM
V1 is the winner for meGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2014 1:18PM
V1 for me Colleen, nice set of imagesSmile

21 Jun 2014 1:23PM
Colleen looked at last 3 days upload and Gob smacked
if anyone was thinking of traveling to this country and
wanted to see the culture buildings colour's waterfront
street life night life and country side the people ect ect
then this collection of photographs would be a true insight
to this country, and the photography is stunning, shows
if they was thinking off going then after seeing these I think
they would with out doubt, Excellent mate SmileSmileSmile:

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
21 Jun 2014 3:29PM
A real selection of Turkish Delight here, Colleen! Smile You certainly make it sound tempting to visit there from your write-up! SmileSmile
Trev Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2014 3:51PM
I really could not have put it any better than Paul's comment Colleen
a wonderful showing here again, I am exhausted just seeing all these and knowing the heat and
travelling you and Rob are doing
great and exciting images
ukgubbi 6 5 India
21 Jun 2014 4:04PM
I just now explored a new city. Thanks for showcasing it in a brilliant manner. EXcellent. ENjoy your time.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2014 5:29PM
Yet again a wonderful travelogue of your boat ride
with views of the city. some amazing architecture.
Can't wait to see the palaces, mosque etc in the city,.
I love V1.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
21 Jun 2014 7:55PM
A great set of images Colleen..Lin
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2014 8:22PM
Wonderful images Colleen,

Ali GrinGrin
Superb set, Colleen. V1 is my fave.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
21 Jun 2014 8:46PM
Superb series of images Collen. Some wonderful captures. V1 is a wonderful silhouette but is perhaps just a tad too black. Night scenes are seldom totally black and just a hint of detail would I think improve it overall.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Just my personal opinion of course and NOT intended as a criticism.
21 Jun 2014 8:50PM
A fabulous set of images again Colleen.

Jenny Smile
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
21 Jun 2014 9:03PM

Quote:Superb series of images Collen. Some wonderful captures. V1 is a wonderful silhouette but is perhaps just a tad too black. Night scenes are seldom totally black and just a hint of detail would I think improve it overall.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Just my personal opinion of course and NOT intended as a criticism.

Thanks for your advice Ron...We seem to have different understanding of what a Silhouette is .... To me it is the dark shape and outline of someone or something, instantly recognizable in restricted light against a lighter background. ...the dictionary explains it as a two- dimensional representation of the outline of an object....or a dark shape in front of a light background ...it was never intended as a night shot or a sunset shot but as a silhouette....Grin
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2014 10:22PM
A smashing and interesting set.Smile

Bantu 4 7 1 India
22 Jun 2014 5:01AM
Colleen,superb capture of all variants.

Fascinating set !
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2014 8:47AM
Great images of a beautiful city Colleen.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2014 8:50AM
Only one word to say Colleen: WOW!
Stunning informative set ... we are all travelling with you! GrinGrin
22 Jun 2014 3:43PM
wonderful showcase of this fascinating city! I definitely have to go. Smile
23 Jun 2014 8:55AM
Great set , Colleen ! V1 an excellent image with the towers and the very special low light feeling ! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 8:13PM
Another great set of travel images. I don't know how you keep finding the time but keep up the good work!Grin

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