Under summer skies, the Bosphorus becomes a beautiful blue.
I love travelling by ferry across the water.
My companions for the day, Angela and Füsun.
This is a familiar sight in Istanbul, a man carving slices of meat for kebabs.
This man is carrying simit, a crusty bread covered in sesame seeds.
Simit is a popular snack in Istanbul, and there are many
small stalls selling them, as well as mobile sellers like the two above,
who cater for the market people who cannot leave their pitches.
This lady works in a café in the flower market behind the Spice Bazaar.
She is rolling out pastry circles, possibly for gözleme
(rather like a grilled stuffed pancake).
When I took the shot of the lady above,
the cafe owner demanded to have his photo taken too!
Istanbul is inspiring! I love being here.