Monday, April 13, 2009

sights and sounds

More photos from my visit to Istanbul. I took loads of them - as one tends to do on trips - and it's been hard to choose. But I just had to share the two below with you: on the Galata-bridge a bridegroom stood holding his bride close, while being photographed in the midst of fishermen and the bustling traffic on the sidewalk. He then suddenly picked up his bride and briskly walked away! And hopefully lived happily ever after.

Food for the ears as well.

Hope the easter bunny came to visit you! I ate too much easter candy as usual...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

eye candy

Ah yes, we did it all; Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Top Kapi Palace - all breathtakingly beautiful and I strained my neck from looking up at all those amazing ceilings.

We saw whirling Dervishes, an excellent exhibition at the Istanbul Modern museum and almost got lost at the Grand Bazaar. The only thing I didn't do was take a bath in a hammam. I had really looked forward to it, but my tight budget couldn't allow it.

Turkish IKEA.

Love the white ones especially.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

forms of Istanbul

Finally! I've been to both Istanbul and Gothenburg since I last posted, and photos have been piling up. Here's the first bunch – but there's more to come!