Istanbul Photo Evidence: Boats, Doors, Mosques


Ferrying up the Bosporus from Ortaköy (loosely pronounced "or-ta-kuh" with a little lazy tongue bit at on the "kuh"). Tickets are only about $5 (7 Turkish lira) for an hour long ride. We practically had the boat to ourselves...


Porter, shoe gazing against a wall on the grounds of the Topkapı Palace...


On the coast road, heading home from Ortaköy...

Me, aboard the ferry as it takes off from the dock outside the Ortaköy mosque.

Porter, on the grounds of Tokapi Palace, showing off her amazingly-logoed/fonted bag of Kurukahveci Turkish coffee from the spice market...


Porter, relaxing in a Beyoglu (BEY-oh-loo) alleyway, right off the Istiklal Caddesi, the wildly packed main shopping/cafe artery that runs from Taksim Square past the Galata Tower and down the very steep hill to the water and bridges that let you cross over to the power mosques and bazaars

Details of an old Turkish train outside the train station in the Sultanahmet district.

Tiles and Porter at the Süleymaniye Mosque, the gigantic one right on the Bosporus.

Detail on the great, vintage trams that run along the Istiklal Caddesi...



Ortaköy mosque...


Porter, in front of one of the many sets of gates at the Dolmabahçe Palace...

More from the ferry ride...


An embroidered coat of arms inside the Dolmabahçe Palace.

6 comments

  1. vt says:

    Still think we need the Book of Hovey. Hope it might be in print soon. The world is a better place with Hollister and Porter on an adventure, and inviting us along...

    Classic stuff here. Marvelous!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wowzers! Wowzers! Wowzers!!

    Very jealous -- everything looks amazing!

  3. SO great-looking!

    and the details!...gorgeous turkish train and those tiles in the background...the red doors and the beautiful embroidered coat of arms!

  4. kelse says:

    wow, looks amazing!

    xx

  5. Carrie says:

    I am a huge fan of the Hovey sisters. Could you please tell me more about your sunglasses!