Istanabul – Through the aperture

May 19, 2014

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So things have been quiet for a very long while whilst I’ve been growing a baby! 15 weeks in I am finally starting to feel more myself so I thought I’d share some snaps from our recent trip to Istanbul. It’s a place that’s been on our list for years and it is truly stunning and otherworldly. It fed my tile and fabric obsessions to beyond brimming and I have come home wide eyed from a smorgasbord of texture and colour.

 

 

Istanbul bloggers guide - architecture wallpaper city guide

 

I put them up as points of design inspiration, we have been planning the division of our garden into two separate components with our lovely neighbours downstairs and I think our half is going to take the beautiful blues of intricate tile work as its first point of design, especially as we are still hording a lovely set of Mediterranean blue tiles from Capri where we got married gifted to us by one of my lovely sisters as a memento of our wedding.

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Istanbul bloggers guide - architecture wallpaper city guide

The above images are all from the splendid Topkapi palace, below the now dilapidated old Orient Express terminal.

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An assortment of Roman mosaics recovered from an archeological excavation of one of the many underground palaces of Istanbul lost forever beneath the modern bustling city.

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The beautiful Blue Mosque:

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The awesomeness of the stunning Byzantine church turned Ottoman mosque Haghia Sophia, one of the most exquisite interiors I have ever seen.

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And finally an assortment of favorites including the underground water cisterns, the Princes mosque and the Baghdad pavilion at the Topkapi:

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    1. godardgirl Post author

      They are amazing aren’t they? I wish I could do a grand tour of all the amazing places of the world…

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