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Istanbul Photography (Istanbul Photos) – Sights and Smells of Istanbul’s Spice Market

Enjoy Istanbul photography (Istanbul photos) and Turkey travel photography and fall in love with Turkey tourism. Visit Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul and its world famous Spice Market are spectacular for travel photographs. Visit all my posts from England, Wales and Scotland and Turkey. Enjoy my YouTube travel series where I visit Great Britain Welcome photo lovers, travel enthusiasts and fellow bloggers to Traveling with Krushworth. Much … Continue reading Istanbul Photography (Istanbul Photos) – Sights and Smells of Istanbul’s Spice Market

Ancient meets modern in historic Istanbul – Turkey Travel Photography – Istanbul Photography

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As the early morning sunlight poked its head tentatively over the rooftops of Istanbul, the hauntingly beautiful Islamic call to prayer pierced the relative silence of a historic city—once home to power hungry Byzantine Emperors and Ottoman Sultans alike.

Just as I have traveled to many countries around the world, I have always been deeply fascinated with the nation of Turkey. It was love for history, people and the culture of Turkey, which drove me to board a plane this past May and return to ages long forgotten.

Imagine for a second a nation boasting the Troy of Homer’s Illiad, images of the Ionian people fleeing the Dorian invasion and settling the Turquoise Coast and Hittite forces besieging Egyptian strongholds.

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Picture the sun setting low over the chariot-racing track, the Hippodrome of Constantinople. Not only did the Romans build Ephesus—once capital of Asia Minor—but Asia also became the seat of New Rome in the form of Constantinople, thus changing the direction of western history forever.

Landing in Istanbul—once Emperor Constantine’s seat of Byzantine power—I was immersed in the hustle and bustle of a thriving metropolis. Straddled on two continents—Asia and Europe—ancient meshed well with the markets and modern streets of New Town.

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Photo a day, June 8, 2012 – Istanbul’s Spice Market

Having found myself at the Spice Market, I went inside and was immediately enveloped by every kind of amazing smell and sight imaginable. There were hundreds of people in the small market and outside, the market opened up into an open air style where everything from fish to kitchen supplies was being sold. Welcome to Traveling with Krushworth. Each and every day, there will be … Continue reading Photo a day, June 8, 2012 – Istanbul’s Spice Market