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Istanbul trip in the fall of 2009 was wonderful. Sultanahmet, the old part of the city, felt mysterious with layers of history to be discovered in every corner. Modern transport systems, clean roads, fresh fruits, vegetables and bountiful fish were all impressive. Each one of the many beautiful mosques stood out with its own distinct architecture, fountains, mosaics and carpet designs. Food was delicious and baklava simply heavenly. People wore traditional and modern attire. The hike on Heybeliada Island felt like a fairy tale with two white ponies appearing out of nowhere. The Hippodrome area was fascinating at night: the Byzantine column, the Obelisks, the Blue Mosque and the Aya Sofia glowing against the dark night invites one back in time. Images here are an attempt to give a glimpse of the visual experiences of this trip.


About the Author

Yetish Yetish
Yetish NY Metro area

Yetish came to New York in 1982 from Bangalore, India. After his education at the International Center of Photography, he worked as the house photographer for ICP. He then joined Magnum Photos as the house printer and ran his own studio and lab in New York City.

Yetish currently works out of his home in Teaneck NJ.

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