A Blustery Day in Istanbul

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Words by Dalene Heck / Photography by Pete Heck

This wasn’t our first documented run-in with inhospitable weather, and it was nearly as painful. A brisk wind cut right through us, and thus Istanbul photos were few.

With plenty of time left while we housesit in Turkey, we know we’ll be back for more…

the blue mosque

Blue Mosque

hagia sophia

The Pink Umbrella
Front of Hagia Sophia

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  1. Gorgeous shots! Isn’t overcast weather a photographer’s dream? We were there a few years ago in October, so it was definitely warmer. Great to see those impressive sights again, and how wonderful for you to be house-sitting there… Enjoy 🙂

    1. I like big fluffy white clouds to take pictures with! Ah well, maybe next time it will be warmer for us and we can see more of the city! 🙂

  2. Well, these are still great shots, despite the bad weather! You’re making me really excited for the handful of days I’ll be spending in Istanbul this summer!

    1. Glad that Istanbul is making the *cut*! Have you posted your itinerary yet? We’ll still be kicking around Europe for most of the summer now…

      1. Nope, haven’t posted an itinerary yet as it’s still in the works. But I’ll be bouncing around Eastern Europe and the Balkans from June 24 until late July, and then I’ll be heading up to the UK until August 14.

  3. Love the colors, and I’ve never seen the Blue Mosque look so beautiful. I happen to have gone there in summer, so it was interesting to see it in the dead of winter.

  4. I’m really not a fan of traveling in cold weather. I don’t blame you for not getting too many photos, I’d want to get inside quickly too!

  5. Your shot of the Blue Mosque is perfect! It looks darker and more interesting with the weather like that. Even with the bad weather you still made Turkey look beautiful.

  6. Istanbul is a great place to visit. I love the structures and other spots which are very interesting.
    Thanks for sharing those photos. It’s beautiful!

  7. I was in Turkey in October and loved it. Make sure you go to Goreme in Anatolya. Amazing scenery there.
    While you are in Istanbul, go hang out at Itsiklal Cadessi, the main street near Taksim, so much to do and see at night there.

    1. Not sure if we will make it to Anatolya, but I will definitely take your advice on Istanbul, as we are excited to spend more time there!

  8. That shot of the Blue Mosque is amazing. I admit Turkey ain’t one of my top 10 places i would like to visit some day but these pics surely entice me somewhat.

    Great stuff as usual, keep enjoying the journey guys…

  9. That first picture of the Blue Mosque just blows me away… definitely on my list of things to see. What’s travel in Turkey like?

    1. Travel in Turkey is really easy. The transportation is comfortable and fairly cheap, there are plenty of great hotels and the food is incredible. This is moving up the ranks as one of our favorite countries!

  10. Istanbul was highest on my list of places I wanted to see…and when we finally ventured there in 2015 it was a dream come true. We always traveled with the children and it was wonderful to see it through the eyes of the kids, too.

    We visited during Ramadan which gave us a wonderful peek into the family life of the locals. LOVED Istanbul.

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