Few ladies buying simit from a street seller

Few ladies buying simit from a street seller

Their friends were standing there

Their friends were standing there

A seller next to the Hagia Sophia

A seller next to the Hagia Sophia

A cafe beside the Sultan Ahmet Park

A cafe beside the Sultan Ahmet Park

A busy day in Sultanahmet area

A busy day in Sultanahmet area

People sitting in Sultanahmet Square

People sitting in Sultanahmet Square

A sign for the Basilica Cistern

A sign for the Basilica Cistern

A cloth seller in a wheelchair

A cloth seller in a wheelchair

A dog sleeping in the park

A dog sleeping in the park

And another one

And another one

Delicious looking pastries and muffins

Delicious looking pastries and muffins

Cakes on display in a bakery

Cakes on display in a bakery

A sweet shop on Istiklal Street

A sweet shop on Istiklal Street

Name of this book shop is The Human Books

Name of this book shop is The Human Books

A penti shop selling penties - Istiklal Street

A penti shop selling penties - Istiklal Street

Sweets and dry fruit on display

Sweets and dry fruit on display

A scary looking character on Istiklal Street

A scary looking character on Istiklal Street

People eating free lunch inside the Arab Mosque

People eating free lunch inside the Arab Mosque

A ship leaving from the European side of Istanbul to Uskudar on Asian side

A ship leaving from the European side of Istanbul to Uskudar on Asian side

A guy is putting something inside the basket which is hung with a rope

A guy is putting something inside the basket which is hung with a rope

Woman on third floor is reeling the basket in

Woman on third floor is reeling the basket in

Sweets on display

Sweets on display

A carpet shop

A carpet shop

A cafe beside the Hurrem Sultan Hammam

A cafe beside the Hurrem Sultan Hammam

Area next to Hagia Sophia in the Morning

Area next to Hagia Sophia in the Morning

Quiet start for this usually busy street

Quiet start for this usually busy street

A Tram in Sultanahmet area

A Tram in Sultanahmet area

Close view of the tram

Close view of the tram

Lights on top of a tree

Lights on top of a tree

A sweet shop with local delicacies

A sweet shop with local delicacies

Photos of Ataturk on a wall

Photos of Ataturk on a wall

Train tarcks - next to the Gulhane Park

Train tarcks - next to the Gulhane Park

Train tracks below a bridge

Train tracks below a bridge

A police boat (coast guard) on patrol

A police boat (coast guard) on patrol

Feriboat or Harem - you decide what you want

Feriboat or Harem - you decide what you want

Two women selling pigeon feed- next to the Yeni Mosque

Two women selling pigeon feed- next to the Yeni Mosque

Life at its own pace while tram track is blocked

Life at its own pace while tram track is blocked

Inside of a restaurant in the Sultanahmet area

Inside of a restaurant in the Sultanahmet area

Walls next to the Gulhane Tram stop

Walls next to the Gulhane Tram stop

An old wooden house

An old wooden house

A simit selling cart - next to the Gulhane Park

A simit selling cart - next to the Gulhane Park

Jewellery on display beside a wall

Jewellery on display beside a wall

Interior of the hotel I was staying in

Interior of the hotel I was staying in

Stairs leading to the breakfast room

Stairs leading to the breakfast room

A Turkish flag at the Seraglio Point

A Turkish flag at the Seraglio Point

Train tracks

Train tracks

A quiet Morning in Istanbul

A quiet Morning in Istanbul

Fruit & vegetables seeds sellers - next to the Yeni Mosque

Fruit & vegetables seeds sellers - next to the Yeni Mosque

A simit selling cart at Eminonu

A simit selling cart at Eminonu

A tram passing next to the Galata Bridge

A tram passing next to the Galata Bridge

The Rustem Pasha madrasa - under renovations

The Rustem Pasha madrasa - under renovations

Sweet shops are found everywhere in Istanbul

Sweet shops are found everywhere in Istanbul

A young musician looking for money

A young musician looking for money

Busy Sunday market in Beyazit area

Busy Sunday market in Beyazit area

A guy selling shoes on a footpath

A guy selling shoes on a footpath

Stuff made from wood on sale

Stuff made from wood on sale

Two guys at the Suleymaniye mosque door

Two guys at the Suleymaniye mosque door

Some one is waiting for the water delivery from this fountain

Some one is waiting for the water delivery from this fountain

Bridal dresses on display

Bridal dresses on display

Native American performers on a street

Native American performers on a street

My lunch at The Gulluoglu - Karakoy

My lunch at The Gulluoglu - Karakoy

I climbed these 162 stairs + 91 at the top

I climbed these 162 stairs + 91 at the top

A beautiful kitten

A beautiful kitten

His mum was at the meeting

His mum was at the meeting

The meeting was becoming very serious or dangerous

The meeting was becoming very serious or dangerous

Istiklal Street of Istanbul

Istiklal Street of Istanbul

Istiklal Street - life at its own pace

Istiklal Street - life at its own pace

An old tram of Istanbul

An old tram of Istanbul

Tram - side view

Tram - side view

A very busy Istiklal Street

A very busy Istiklal Street

Fresh fruit - ready to be squeezed

Fresh fruit - ready to be squeezed

Fresh orange juice for me

Fresh orange juice for me

A small street - next to Istiklal Street

A small street - next to Istiklal Street

And here is my main course dinner

And here is my main course dinner

One way street - traffic control system

One way street - traffic control system

Love in the air - a young couple

Love in the air - a young couple

A very cute boy posing for the photo

A very cute boy posing for the photo

Floral design beside a busy road

Floral design beside a busy road

Life on slow side in a park

Life on slow side in a park

A Travel shop

A Travel shop

Men at work - police

Men at work - police

Police doing what they are good at doing - nothing

Police doing what they are good at doing - nothing

A Turkish kahve seller in red dress

A Turkish kahve seller in red dress