Istanbul: Tale of two continents April 2nd 2009 You would do well with a hotel in or around Sultanahmet. That way, you are where the action is. Within walking distances are the Blue Mosque; the Hippodrome; Hagia Sophia; Topikapi Palace; the Basilica Cistern; the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar. However, with Istanbul’s excellent public transportation network or taxis for that matter, you are OK in any other location. Say Europe or Asia.
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Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
I am a marketing strategist by profession. Photography is my passion.
I have had no formal training in photography. When I was 14, my dad gave me his Rolleiflex. And a few books - collection of black & white photographs shot by renowned photographers of the world-war era.
I remember spending hours looking at those wonderful pictures. Where would be the source of light? Why are shadows so captivating? Why do the pictures look so stunning? Can I also make an attempt? Thus began my hobby shooting around light and shadows.
As I progressed, I realized the great outdoors was where I be... full info