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I love the Bosphorus neighborhoods, especially in The Asian side. they are mostly referring to the stretch along the water that reaches from Kuzguncuk in the south to Kanlıca in the north.  I love them because the modern architecture not seen as in the city… But because of the old houses… most of them are historical houses and not easy to demolish them and build a new one… because of the laws. If you make this you have to build the same old historical house… Anyway, I love these old streets, stair streets, narrow streets and alley streets reaching to the sea… Then we went for shopping in one of the neighborhoods… Three MMM Migros! (Turkish Great Koç Holding, food retail giant Migros 50.8 per cent stake in the British private equity company BC Partners 1 billion 977 million YTL retail selling food came from.)

Then we went on to drive our car in the streets of the neighborhoods,

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Sometimes waves can make the road like that…

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I love Istanbul’s old houses with oriel windows…

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Ground Effect


I don’t know about birds… I learn with my camera. Yesterday I noticed something in the Bosphorus, there were so many birds and they were all flying low over the water’s surface. It was amazing… Yes, the southwest wind is very strong and the strait is being effected. It is like an air corridor from the Marmara sea to the Black Sea… At first I thought that it should have been fishes… But when I came home and searched I learned that it was because of the Ground Effect… I hope I didn’t get wrong…

“Ground Effect”

“Ground Effect”

By the way I should add this too, the photographs for the birds not very well… But at least you will see the crazy day for birds… They seem like a black line surface of the sea… Even it wasn’t easy to see them with naked eyes too…

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There were so many birds flying over the sea surface…

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Along The Seaside At The Bosphorus


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The Bosphorus where I love to be… The sea colour was like Nile green… And there was southwest…  The sun was the great actor in all these photographs, colours, contrast changed so fast…

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A cold winter day, everybody seems that they are in their homes,… Calmness and silence… But this doesn’t deceive you, because in my later posts you will understand, nothing as it seems in these photographs :)

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By the way I should explain, I am in the Asian (Anatolian) side of the strait that I take photographs… The other side is the European side of my city…

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Where are we going?


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Every weekend, the question is same, “Where are we going?”… but sometimes my love makes me  a surprise, he doesn’t tell where we are going… But this weekend, you know, I don’t want walk because of my knee… And also the weather was cold, windy (southwest again) and rainy (sometimes)… The temperature was   4°C and sleet…

This is Baghdad Street, as you can see not crowded… but the traffic doesn’t change, always like that…

So I ask my love, where are we going? He smiles and says, “where you love to see  so much…” yessssssssssss Bosphorus. (I am going to post my Bosphorus photographs)

Morning Event


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Something is happening in the garden… I should go to check but it is cold, I have just found this place… hmmm

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Do you see what I see… human brought some food… for us? or for cats?

Of course for us…

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But I am afraid of cats!!!!!

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Look one of them is coming!!!!

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And now what will be…

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agreement….? No, not exactly! It is just that cat didn’t like the foods… :)

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Fighting in the Air


° C this morning. Birds are not happy for this… I am going to feed them now. But before going I want to share some of photographs, there were a big fight outside, cats, birds,…. 

Actually the problem is this naked tree… crows seem that they owned it… but starlings wanted to stop there, and crows didn’t let them. Who won? of course crows… all starlings have gone away in a few minutes after attack of the crows… How sad…

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No one injured, no one caught/hunted but there was a lot of noise…

Starlings, crows, cats, seagulls and on the other side parrots… and the city traffic was running down the street at the sea side… It is a day like that, without sun…

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Parrot Family


Everyday I can hear them outside my window… But not being easy to see them. They are very talkative…

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We watch the pine trees… to find one of them :)

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Yes, at last we found one of them… :) How beautiful with its long tail and colours…

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The breakfast is young cones… Seems so delicious for them…

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