LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE IN TURKEY | Sharon Henry The devious con-artist clearly had a nose for fresh meat as we fell prey to a scam on our first day out in Turkey, shooting street photography in Istanbul. Maybe we looked like we'd came down
A BIRD’S-EYE VIEW OF ANCIENT ISTANBUL | Darrin Henry Wandering the maze of bustling streets around Old Istanbul and the ever thriving Outer Harbour region of the city, the nipple-like Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi in Turkish) was always catching our eye, poking up from the
MORE THAN A MILLENNIUM DOME | Darrin Henry The Hagia Sofia museum in Istanbul, Turkey, is a treasure trove of photographic possibilities; a stunning architectural fantasy of a building filled with light and shadow gliding softly across the ancient marble surfaces. In a city
52 STEPS BACK TO CONSTANTINOPLE | Darrin Henry As man-made water reservoirs go, the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul, Turkey, known also as the ‘Yerebatan Cistern,’ is probably one of the most amazing. Hidden below the ancient city of Constantinople, now Istanbul of course, this
ROOM WITH A MAGICAL VIEW | Sharon Henry The week before our visit to Istanbul, microscopic plankton invaded the Bosphorus strait and turned the water such a dazzling turquoise it made headline news around the world. The tiny organisms were still working their magic
SPEAKING MY LANGUAGE IN TURKEY | Darrin Henry When we travel people always ask if we speak other languages. Although the answer is “no, just English,” really, that’s not completely true. Today on the streets of Istanbul, my international language of ‘football’ helped me out, yet again.
If you have just 4 days in Istanbul there is a lot you can see and do in the city also known historically as Byzantium and Constantinople.