I feel lucky to be living in a beutiful city like Istanbul. Although I cannot
share everything this cosmopolitical city has to offer, I will do my best to
show you how nature and history harmoniously fit together in this old city. You
may click on the below below pictures for larger views. Also, refer below for
The largest of the Princess Islands
Me with friends in Bebek
The famous Hagia Sofia
- The Princess Islands are a set of 5 islands just
outside of the main city of Istanbul. I spend part of my summer every year
on Buyukada, the largest of these island. So, I can honestly say that these
islands are a must see for everyone, with their different nature, history
and ethnic background. For further information and pictures on Buyukada,
- Bebek is one of the most beautiful districts on
the European cost of Istanbul. It is easily accesible from Bogazici
University, which is located very close to Bebek. The picture was actually
taken in the 3 hour interval between our courses. My friends in the picture
are Pemra and Ugur.
- The Hagia Sofia is a well known historical
attraction in Istanbul. It was built as a cathedral in the Byzantine times
and converted into a mosque when the city was conquered by the Ottoman
- The building in the picture was built at the
beginnig of the 20th century by the Germans as a sea port and train station.
Haydarpasa is actually located very close to Kadikoy, which is one of the
best residential areas on the Anotolian side of the city.