Istanbul Snapshots

I lived in Istanbul for two and a half years, and in all that time I never stopped being amazed by this dense and diverse place.  It is a city full of incredible contradictions, that never fully gave up all its secrets to me.  

One of my favorite places was Büyükada, the Big Island, the largest of the Prince's Islands in the Marmara Sea.  After a ferry ride of about 1.5 to 2 hours from busy and crowded Eminönü, visitors land on this paradise with no cars!