Istanbul Views – By the water

There are many beautiful Istanbul views but some of the ones I love the most are by the water.

Ortakoy2000 viewSunday in Ortaköy, 2000

View from Cafe de Balzac

The German designed Haydarpaşa Railway as seen from Kadikoy, May 2011

12c Uskudar - Kiz Kalesi 2Drinking tea in Üsküdar, April 2012

Ist 2000 Eminonu boats

Fishermen and boats at Eminönü, November 2000

2c Fog in Kadikoy 4 May

Kadikoy waterfront, May 2013

Ist 01 Kadikoy waterfront

Kadikoy waterfront, March 2001


Young soldiers on their day off, Haydarpaşa Railway Station, October 2011

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About Goreme1990

I’m Lisa Morrow, the person behind I was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up a leafy middle class North Shore suburb. After finishing high school I went to Sydney University but failed to find my niche. After working as a public servant, cleaner, sales assistant, waitress, bar maid and car counter, I went overseas. Once there I hitchhiked through the UK, travelled in Europe and arrived in Turkey just as the Gulf War was starting. My three months stay in the small central Anatolian village of Göreme changed my life. On my return to Australia I earned a BA Honours Degree in Sociology from Macquarie University. An academic career beckoned but the call to travel was louder. After several false starts I moved to Turkey and lived there for ten years. In 2017 I moved to Lisbon, Portugal, but continue to travel regularly to Istanbul. In addition to my blog I've written a travel narrative memoir called "Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom: Adrift in Istanbul" and two collections of essays, "Inside Out In Istanbul: Making Sense of the City" and "Exploring Turkish Landscapes: Crossing Inner Boundaries". I have a regular segment on San Francisco Turkish radio and in early 2017 I released an audio walking tour called "Stepping back through Chalcedon: Kadikoy Walk", through VoiceMap. In addition I write for various international and Australian magazines and websites, as well as for this blog. A full list of my published articles, with links, can be found on the Writing on Turkey and Writing Beyond Turkey pages.
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