Winter in Istanbul: Walking at sunrise


Sunday 09 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike


Late January, first light


Out there, walking a few kilometers


To take in the beauty of the coming day


And capture the tranquility of a city awakening



10 thoughts on “Winter in Istanbul: Walking at sunrise

  1. Hey Spike .. Amazing images! 😊

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  2. when do you recommend the best time of the year to visit Istanbul?


    • Uncle Spike says:

      Visitor-wise, it’s busy pretty much all year round Andrew, but of course, the summer (June-Aug) is the peak as you’d expect. Climate is similar to say south coast UK in that there is a significant summer (July/August), but by first week of Sept it cools down rapidly (12 hours drive north of us). Often windy and rainy as weather systems migrate between Black Sea and Marmara. They have bouts of snow that gridlocks the city, but that’s just say 3-4 times a winter. I would say end May, early June, or September (but you may risk autumn storms). Bit like the UK – unpredictable 🙂

      I’ve been there in late January (it was cool/wet), October (windy), July (hot/sticky), November (rained), May (cool/sunny(….

      No need for a ‘tour’. Center yourself in Sultanahmet area and you can walk to most places, or use excellent metro/trams. If not that adventurous, hire a personal guide for 3 days and see more than anyone else! (mail me if you need recommendations etc)


  3. Gill McGrath says:

    Thanks for the walk. You caught the atmosphere beautifully…..wonderful moments and photos!

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  4. The sunrise over the city looks just like the sunrise here in Cebu! We know that smog is not good, but the way it filters the sun’s light is just amazing.

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  5. Sue says:

    Lovely set of early morning images, Spike 🙂

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