22 June 2009

Istanbul Transport

What Suzi-k and I have learnt about Istanbul, is that having a car is not quite the asset here as it is at home. From what I have seen though, is that one does not so much drive as negotiate your way through the traffic. You don't want to be behind the wheel in these streets.


Fortunately the public transport system is amazing, whether you take the tram train, seen here in front of the University.........................

......or this delightful old tram we travelled on this morning.


Today we went to the Galata Tower, which gives a 360 degree view of the city. Where do I start the views are just awesome. I think I will devote a separate post to that trip.


I ended the night taking shots in the main street at Sultanahmet. I managed to find a camera shop in the Galata where I bought a tripod for TL15. I have missed out on some awesome shots by not having found it sooner.

5 comments:

shabby girl said...

Looks like there are some cool old buildings there. So different than what I had imagined.

Michelle Johnson said...

If I had my choice I'd ride in that old streetcar around Istanbul. That would be so cool. That night picture is magnificent. Glad you were able to find a tripod early in your adventures. Have a great night.

Karen said...

Wow! Really interesting old place! So different from the pictures of aloes and wide open spaces in your previous post!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wonderful photos! What a beautiful place!

Firefly said...

More... More... Please