Monday, February 16, 2009

In love with Istanbul

I haven't felt this way before but I have often heard people say I felt like I belonged there after visiting some place. I did feel just this way in Istanbul, the city we chose to celebrate three years of our marital bliss.

There are many things about the city that have left a deep impression in my heart:

* It's history

* It's vibrant culture - such a brilliant mix of two continents

* It's people - so full of life, so closely knit, so proud of their land, language

* The small little cafes just about everywhere

* The chill in the air and the music of the rains

* The way the city celebrates love

* Turkish tea

* Baked potatoes

* Traditional hammam

* The grand bazaar

* The small flower shops around every nook and corner

I could go on and on but I'll let some of these pictures from my trip do the talking now..


Preeti said...

Lovely pics!!! thinking can i paint any of those..... Seems to be a wonderful place. Shall plan a trip soon as advised by u :)

Komal-Nishka said...

Thanks Preeti and yes you MUST go.. :)

Patricia Torres said...

Oh.. Komal!! I loved Istanbul as well.. It was lovely!! I like the fact that the church, the mosque are all side by side.. and the decor is lovely!! Did you go to Bursa?? and Ankara?? (I think!! - if I remember right??!!)

Komal-Nishka said...

Hi Patricia, thanks for stopping by to comment :)

My trip was very very short so didn't have the luxury to visit Ankara but it is on the cards for hopefully some time in life.. :)

Arch at Rang said...

Beautiful photos:-)

Turkish Tea sounds interesting;-)

Hope you had a great anniversary:-))


Komal-Nishka said...

Thank you for stopping by Arch.. We had a brilliant anniversary..

Turkish tea was awsome but nothing beats our Indian chai..right.. :)

Aanchal said...

lovely pics. you must do the photography course !!! :)

Komal-Nishka said...

Thank you Aanchal.. I am aching to start on this list too..

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