A while ago (I've been super late on the posting, I know) I told you all that I spent a long weekend in Istanbul. It was my first time visiting the city and Turkey in general, and I came away smitten. There's something enchantingly unique about Istanbul's skyline. The historic portion of city seems to ramble on, all winding streets and narrow buildings, a flat base over which the gargantuan mosques hover. Ethereal, really.
Photoreel provides a somewhat holistic sum-up of my trip there. In any case, it captured some of my favorite sights and memories: the Hagia Sophia, bazaars, spectacular views from the Galata Tower, and of course snapshots of shisha culture from the Tophane and Ortakoy neighborhoods. Enjoy the pictures after the jump!