The Daily Grind
       
     
Pomegranate
       
     
The Tourist
       
     
Simit
       
     
Bird Fountain
       
     
Peek-a-boo
       
     
Domes of Faith
       
     
Raining Cats
       
     
Covered in Gold
       
     
At the Old Ottoman Mall
       
     
Coffee Run
       
     
All of the Lights
       
     
It Smells like Christmas
       
     
Towering
       
     
The Daily Grind
       
     
The Daily Grind

As one pass by the famous Galata Bridge, one thing that will catch his or her attention is the line of fishermen on both sides of the bridge.

Pomegranate
       
     
Pomegranate

This fruit of the gods can be seen in every corner of this beautiful city.

The Tourist
       
     
The Tourist

A tourist can be seen taking photographs as she was reflected in one of the ponds in Topkapi Palace

Simit
       
     
Simit

A visit to Istanbul will never be complete without experiencing limit, the sesame-covered pretzel being sold in quaint little carts all over the city.

Bird Fountain
       
     
Bird Fountain

A crow was resting under the shade in one of the many fountains strewn all over the palace ground in Topkapi.

Peek-a-boo
       
     
Peek-a-boo

A Turkish teen peeks thru a pinwheel as I took her portait

Domes of Faith
       
     
Domes of Faith

The stunning domes of the Blue Mosque.

Raining Cats
       
     
Raining Cats

The streets of Istanbul is littered with adorable stray cats. They are literally everywhere.

Covered in Gold
       
     
Covered in Gold

The Hagia Sophia's walls are adorned by magnificent frescoes and mosaics which are currently being restored after rain water damaged them.

At the Old Ottoman Mall
       
     
At the Old Ottoman Mall

Obscure from the prying eyes of tourists is the old Ottoman mall which is probably the best spot to view the whole city

Coffee Run
       
     
Coffee Run

I have said this a million times but Im gonna say it again anyway. The best coffee in the world is the Turkish coffee. It has this strong bitter body that I personally like. And oh, don't forget to have your future read thru the coffee grains that settled on your coffee cup. It's a must when you visit Istanbul.

All of the Lights
       
     
All of the Lights

A beautiful light seeps thru one of the many windows in Hagia Sophia.

It Smells like Christmas
       
     
It Smells like Christmas

A fragrant aroma of roasting chestnuts and corns lingers in the air making it feels like Christmas morning every single day.

Towering
       
     
Towering

The entire city is dotted with mosques from different eras and spires and towers like this are a common sight.