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Rooftops of Istanbul


Istanbul,  April 2015

Istanbul’s long history of mixed cultures and ethnicities is clearly visible as you wander its streets, but the most satisfying way to view this melting pot is to clamber up onto a roof or two.

The old city is still partially encompassed by the fifth century Walls of Constantinople,  and the rest of the buildings are a hotch pitch of Byzantine, Genoese and Ottoman styles, with dashes of modern lifestyle including graffiti and mobile phones.

I’m sad to say farewell to the June square roofs, but happy to leave you with these captures of a city of which I have fond memories.



Copyright Debbie Smyth, 30 June 2018
Posted as part of Roof Squares

9 replies »

  1. on what a fabulous collection, I love the nonchalance in the first.

    I am so sorry it has taken me 21days to visit. This collection deserved a visit way before today. Superb ending. Thank you xx


  2. I have been to Southern Turkey mainly and loved every second. Istanbul looks amazing though. Thanks for sharing.


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