Istanbul: Turkish Delight

Dusk at Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque

On weekends old town Istanbul teems with locals and tourists. I wandered through the Hippodrome area early Sunday evening, and it was still crowded with people enjoying the lovely spring weather. If I looked to my right, the setting sun lit up the facade of Hagia Sofia; to my left, the growing twilight threw the Blue Mosque into deepening shadows. Amazing how different the light was on each building at the same moment.

Twilight at the Blue Mosque

Twilight at the Blue Mosque

Hagia Sofia at dusk

Hagia Sofia at dusk

 

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