Category: Istanbul
Istanbul | Lâle Müldür

Wandering the streets in Beyoğlu one afternoon, my friend Çiğdem elbowed me and pointed out a woman standing nearby with a small entourage.

It was Lâle Müldür, one of Istanbul’s most important living poets. Of course, I didn’t know who she was or really, still don’t know who she is, but hey, I took an unimaginative photo of her.

Here is a link to her poem "La Luna" translated into English.

Lâle Müldür, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Lâle Müldür, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


Istanbul | Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


Istanbul | Grand Bazaar
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


Istanbul | Asmalı Mescit, Beyoğlu
Asmalı Mescit, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Asmalı Mescit, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Su & Çiğdem, Asmalı Mescit, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Su & Çiğdem, Asmalı Mescit, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Asmalı Mescit, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Asmalı Mescit, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


Istanbul | Moda, Kadıköy
Moda, Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Moda, Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Moda, Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Moda, Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Moda, Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Moda, Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Moda, Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Moda, Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


Istanbul | Sultan Ahmet Camii, The Blue Mosque

I apologize for almost the year long absence, but I was [insert excuse here].

I have just returned from a trip to Istanbul and will be posting the images from this batch over the next couple of weeks.

I never do touristy things when I travel for many reasons, but one of the biggest is that tourists sights usually mean just buildings. But in Istanbul, I spent the first few days doing all of the touristy things and I was richly rewarded with such endless spectacle.

Amazing.

The Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmet Camii, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

The Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmet Camii, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim