Daily Archives: May 6, 2009

Bosphorus view from Yoros Castle

Yoros castle, Anadolu Kavağı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Yoros castle, Anadolu Kavağı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

interior view of Ayazma Camii

 

Ayazma Camii, Ayazma Mosque, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Ayazma Camii, Ayazma Mosque, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Üsküdar, Rumi Mehmet Paşa Mosque

 

Üsküdar, Rumi Mehmet Paşa Camii, Rumi Mehmet Paşa Mosque, Şemşipaşa Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Üsküdar, Rumi Mehmet Paşa Camii, Rumi Mehmet Paşa Mosque, Şemşipaşa Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

shopping in Mahmutpaşa

 

streets of Mahmutpaşa, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

streets of Mahmutpaşa, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

understanding Istanbul

 

 

İstanbul tulip festival 2009, İstanbul lale festivali 2009, Hidiv Kasrı, pentax k10d

İstanbul tulip festival 2009, İstanbul lale festivali 2009, Hidiv Kasrı, pentax k10d

“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.”

Rudyard Kipling

She walks in beauty

İstanbul lale festivali 2009, İstanbul tulip festival 2009, Hidiv Kasrı, İstanbul , Pentax K10d

İstanbul lale festivali 2009, İstanbul tulip festival 2009, Hidiv Kasrı, İstanbul , Pentax K10d

 

She walks in beauty

She walks in Beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

Lord Byron

Pentax K10D, at Istanbul

red tulips, İstanbul tulip festival 2009

 

 

red tulips, İstanbul Tulip Festival 2009, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

red tulips, İstanbul Tulip Festival 2009, İstanbul, Pentax K10d