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Taxi from Ataturk Airport was ordered from Moscow. Upon arrival, we were met by a person with a sign. He accompanied us to the car. The road to the hotel was very picturesque. Tulips of different colors are planted everywhere. We arrived quickly and without any adventures. It is worth noting that in the historical part of Istanbul, very narrow streets. It’s unclear how the huge tourist buses run through them. All the time it seems that he will not fit into the turn and smash someone’s shop with carpets and lamps.
Around there are a lot of shops with lanterns, carpets and souvenirs. A large number of cafes, restaurants and shops.
Almost every hotel in the area has a panoramic rooftop restaurant.
Not far from the hotel were discovered chicken-grill.
View from the roof of our hotel.
Early morning, seagulls arrive for breakfast.
The first thing we do is go to the water. Quay is very close to the hotel, so we decided to start with it.
Favorite place of morning walks.
If you wake up early, you can see the unreal colors of the sky and water.
Approximately 7 in the morning.
Movement on the water is not inferior to traffic on the roads.
Someone kindly scattered rice.
Walking along the promenade you can see tourists in the Topkapi Palace. Go to the palace or not, decide for yourself. Honestly, there’s nothing to watch. In addition to a small museum of weapons, but it is not worth it. Better once again walk around the city.
From there they see this.
We turned into the park Gulhane.
I liked the harvesters. Compact, do not interfere with anyone.
The lion organizes a flock.
Master level 80 masking.
At the exit of the park, a chestnut vendor shouted to me – “Hey, Boyarsky!”. Why Boyarsky, because I do not have hats or mustaches? :). A little later, in a shop with travel bags and suitcases, I was christened Bred Piet. Here is such a takeoff on the actor’s ladder for 30 minutes.
I was pleased with the carpet. Apparently used for advertising purposes.
An interesting design idea. )
The traffic in Istanbul is dense. All taxicabs are yellow. Drivers endlessly press on the horn, even if nothing happens.
Trams really liked. Modern, comfortable with air conditioning. Each tram stop is equipped with turnstiles. To enter, you must pay with a special token, which is purchased nearby.
On the tram you can move between the sights, but I prefer to walk.
Through the Bosphorus, ferries travel all the time.
Galata bridge across the Golden Horn. On the first floor of the bridge there is a walking zone and restaurants. The second is organized by tram and automobile traffic. But the main attraction of this bridge is the fishermen.
At the end of the bridge you can see the entrance to the Egyptian bazaar or the spice market differently. I advise you to visit, but I do not recommend buying there, unless you are certainly not an avid lover of bargaining. Prices there initially inflated, traders arrogant and uncompromising. Most goods can be bought in the city at much lower prices.
The markets in Istanbul are definitely worth the visit.
Each trader tries to arrange his shop window in such a way as to attract the attention of buyers.
Surprised by the size of these apples.
In this market, you can buy any fish you like and immediately send it to a nearby restaurant so that you can cook it.
We try Turkish coffee and go further.
We keep our way to Taksim Square, which is located at the end of Istiklal pedestrian street.
On the way interesting characters come across.
These guys performed the songs of the band Nirvana, very well by the way.
A trash for artificial people.
Freshly squeezed juice for choice, pineapple slices and Turkish ice cream are sold everywhere.
Shoe cleaners are popular.
Historic trams run through Istiklal. You can get to Taksim Square, but we decided to walk.
For someone spies.
This fellow is no longer worth eating whole saucepans.
We went to drink Turkish tea.
Easter was approaching and it was amazing in Turkey to see its attributes.
Literally in a couple of minutes the wind will fly and throw pigeons, scare people.
We also go down the metro and go away from the hiking trails.
The place was chosen by the presence of a shopping center. They wanted to see what they were selling to the inhabitants of the city.
The area was nice, with beautiful buildings.
There is a grand piano in the mall. Nearby there is an aquarium where sharks are swimming. No pictures. )
For lovers of home interior.
Transitions in the metro for the lazy. You got on the tape and you go.
Cafe Saray on Istiklal Street. The desserts are delicious.
And I tried this waffle in the cafe Mado – it’s a network of cafes and confectioneries in Turkey. The photo does not transfer the size, but after this waffle I hardly got up from the table.
According to Istanbul, these two-storey tourist buses go here. We decided to go on a tour of the night city. While buying a ticket from the guide, they heard a noise and screams. Turning around, we saw a fight between the two Turks. To the place of the fight, in seconds, strange people in leather jackets came running and made a scolding and disassembly. But the most interesting thing was that one of the fighters was our bus driver. Honestly, it was a little scary to go with him later on overloaded with traffic jams in Istanbul. But everything turned out.
The bus provides an audio guide, headphones can be connected to the back of the seat and select the desired language.
Because of traffic jams, the bus traffic is rather slow.
In the end, we were brought here in such a restaurant with a beautiful view of the Bosphorus Bridge in the Asian part of the city.
On the last day I decided to shoot the sunset and night views.
Saint Sophie Cathedral.
Restaurants with a panoramic view of the mosque and the cathedral.
As a result, Istanbul really liked it. It is a lively city with a rich history, movement, loud salesmen, the smell of spices, the Bosphorus and many others. I plan to return soon and mix again with the crowd.
Journey through the Bosphorus.
Views from the Galata Tower.
And the photos are very beautiful, especially the nocturnal and the dawn.
Well, I always recommend visiting the Asian part of Istanbul, Princes’ Islands, MODU, this will allow the picture to get more or less complete.