Tag Archives: istanbul

  1. Sad times

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    Tuesday 12 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Today, another fatal bombing within our borders; taking the total lives lost over 200 in a couple of years. Add that …
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  2. Bloggers Unite for Peace

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    Sunday 22 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke ~  ~ …
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  3. Winter road trip: Bolu Mountains

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    Sunday 13 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Just love writing this post today…. it’s mid-September and therefore the back end of summer. It’s pushing 38C still (100F) …
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  4. Winter road trip: Istanbul to Ankara

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    Saturday 12 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The drive from Istanbul (our largest city) back to Ankara (the second largest, and our capital) takes some four to …
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  5. Winter in Istanbul: Dogs

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    Saturday 05 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from the Cats of Moda, we also came across a rather decent bunch of street hounds too on …
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  6. Winter in Istanbul: Churches

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    Sunday 30 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Straddling east and west, literally, as it links the European and Asian continents, Istanbul also represents a mix of faiths …
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  7. Winter in Istanbul: Metro & Trams

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    Saturday 29 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Istanbul is certainly a city of contrasts, that’s for sure… With high-rise complexes and 21st century shopping malls on the …
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  8. Winter in Istanbul: Cats

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    Sunday 23 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Street cats in Türkiye are generally despised or loved; with little room for any other emotional distinction, so it would …
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  9. Winter in Istanbul: More Bosphorus Views

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    Saturday 22 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    When it comes to views of Istanbul, even during the dreariness of winter, there are few which rival capturing the …
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  10. Winter in Istanbul: Images of Kadıköy

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    Sunday 16 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Located on the southern shores of the Bosphorus, and therefore sat firmly in Asia rather than Europe, Kadıköy (pronounced “kad-er-koy”), …
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  11. Winter in Istanbul: Bosphorus Views

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    Saturday 15 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Riding the ferry boats back and forth across the Bosphorus is a magical thing. There are many many ferries, crisscrossing …
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  12. Winter in Istanbul: Walking at sunrise

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    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 …
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  13. Winter in Istanbul: City images

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    Saturday 08 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Time for some images of Istanbul, but this time from two continents. To start off we have the famous Hydarpaşa …
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  14. Wordless Wednesday ~ Maiden’s Tower

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    Wednesday 05 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  15. Winter in Istanbul: Galata Tower

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    Sunday 02 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    One of the highlights of a trip to Istanbul, is to tick your way through the list of historical mega-sights …
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  16. Winter in Istanbul: A few more mosques

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    Saturday 01 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Mosques are a personal favourite for me Partly it’s about the stunning architecture, partly because I go into them all, …
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  17. Winter in Istanbul: Fenerbahçe

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    Sunday 26 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    When in Rome…. or Istanbul. My wife is an avid fan of Fenerbahçe, one of our top three football (soccer) …
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  18. Winter in Istanbul: On the Ferries

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    Saturday 25 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Part of my Istanbul adventure during the winter included some ‘boy time’, off on my own exploring. Naturally, ferries came …
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  19. Winter in Istanbul: Famous mosques from afar

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    Sunday 19 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    More grey skies from our winter trip to Istanbul… I’ve always had a fascination for mosques, dating back long before …
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  20. Winter in Istanbul: Boats of Kadıköy

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    Saturday 18 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Rain stops play? Nope; it’s only water, and everything dries out eventually, doesn’t it? Gloomy skies over Istanbul in winter certainly …
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  21. Wordless Wednesday ~ All tied up

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    Wednesday 15 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  22. Winter in Istanbul: Galata Bridge

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    Sunday 12 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    From the mid-winter stay in Istanbul Wandering the streets in the rain is actually not a bad thing, providing you …
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  23. Winter in Istanbul: Art & Freedom

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    Saturday 11 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    And here’s something else from our mid-winter time up in Istanbul… Art, as an expression of humanity, is something I’ve …
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  24. Wordless Wednesday ~ Hard days’ fishin’!

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    Wednesday 08 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  25. Winter in Istanbul: Taxis & Driving

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    Sunday 05 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    More from that mid winter trip to Istanbul… Traffic ! That’s a defining statement in itself when one talks about Istanbul. …
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  26. Winter in Istanbul: Colours

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    Saturday 04 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Mid winter, and we found ourselves in Istanbul for a few days this year. This is the second in this …
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  27. Wordless Wednesday ~ Serious Seagul

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    Wednesday 01 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  28. Winter in Istanbul: Streets & Buildings

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    Sunday 28 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Mid winter, and we found ourselves in Istanbul for a few days this year. Over the next few weeks, I’ll …
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  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Roy G. Biv (II)

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    Saturday 20 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge are the steps I would walk each morning when staying …
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  30. “Daddy, look there’s Europe!”

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    Saturday 30 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Growing up in Asia, it was an exciting thing for a small person to realise he could ‘see’ another continent! …
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  31. Finding snow!

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    Tuesday 19 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Traveling between Ankara and Istanbul, back in late January, we came across… SNOW. Ok so I get that for many …
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  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird (I)

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    Friday 17 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken on an early morning walk in late January …
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  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall (IV)

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    Monday 16 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a rather colourful wall I spotted near …
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  34. City Walking

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    Saturday 07 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I guess you could say I am right where I want to be, physiologically speaking, after some eight months spent …
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  35. Where are you darling?

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    Sunday 29 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    One year ago, the LGBT Pride March in Istanbul was as controversial as ever. Our conservative quasi-religious government struggle immensely …
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  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! (II)

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    Sunday 01 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Let there be light…!  Clan Spike’s second entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is another from here in Turkey. …
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