Photos Of Istanbul That Show The Unseen Side Of Turkey (28 PICS)

Posted in PICTURES       19 Jan 2021       2116       11 GALLERY VIEW

Kind-hearted city dwellers build insulated houses for homeless cats.

"Istanbul is a city of cats. You can see them everywhere, and they aren’t afraid of people at all. And they always have houses and bowls full of food provided by kind people at their disposal."

 

And stray dogs aren’t forgotten either.

A view from the Istanbul University library

It snows here too.

"I live in Istanbul. Yesterday, we had 0.8 inches of snow. Educational facilities are closed, transportation doesn’t work, and exams have been postponed."

 

A sunset in Istanbul

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There are 2 types of public toilets.

The stalls in public bathrooms are divided into 2 types — ones with conventional toilets and ones with floor-standing toilets. Moreover, the Turks themselves consider the second option to be more hygienic. This type of toilet is easier to clean, and a person doesn’t have to touch its seat.

 

"This is in a new airport in Istambul. Would you go into the left or right stall?" © RachelSJohnson / Twitter

 

This is not Amsterdam, let alone Porto. This is the Balat area in Fatih, Istanbul.
This is probably one of the most unusual mosques in the city. And there are about 3,000 of them in Istanbul.

The name of this mosque is Marmara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Camii.

 

Tombili is a street cat who sat pensively for days leaning with his paw on the pavement. The cat died in 2016, and the city dwellers installed a monument in memory of him.
“And here is the view from my window in Istanbul on the thirty-sixth floor. At night, it’s 100 times more beautiful.”
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One of the most fashionable and famous hotels in Istanbul is located in a former prison.

The luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in Sultanahmet Square is the undisputed leader on the list of the most unusual hotels in Istanbul. This place used to be full of cells for prisoners, and now, there are luxurious suites for wealthy travelers. The prison was built in 1918 in the very center of the city. At the entrance, the inscription that reads: “The Istanbul Center for the Content of Criminals” has been preserved.

 

If you drink tea, then this is the only way.

"The tea was probably excellent."

 

The train station in Istanbul

"This place looks more like a church." © Yakutistan_Of_Nora / Reddit

 

Another example of caring for animals can be seen with these smart feeders for street dogs and cats that have been installed around the city.

"The feeder is combined with a bin for recyclable waste, like paper, cardboard, plastic, and glass. Every time you throw garbage in the trash can, food and water for the animals flow from the tank to the bowl."

 

"You throw in an empty bottle and 0.04 lb of food for stray dogs and cats spills out."

 

Sancaklar is the first underground mosque, which is located at a depth of almost 23 feet.

"In 2013, it won the architecture prize for Best Religious Building at the World Architecture Festival."

 

"In 2018, it received the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award for innovation, design excellence, and execution. It was included in the list of the 20 best new buildings in the world."

 

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“I saw a Lamborghini Urus in Istanbul today. This is a taxi, by the way.”

Maiden’s Tower (Kız kulesi)

"Oh, this photo shows the atmosphere of this place so precisely... Well, I suppose it’s nice to watch this from the comfort of a ferry with a glass of hot salep in your hand."

 

Locals cover stray dogs with blankets during bad weather.
A strong thunderstorm over Istanbul
“I recently spent a few days in Istanbul with a friend. According to him, this is a typical Turkish breakfast with which he starts every day.”

"This is breakfast for one person." © tidemima / Reddit

 

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An everyday situation on a city bus
Istanbul is a city of contrasts.
Brilliant! A charging station for gadgets in public transport!
The beauty of the Hagia Sophia is mesmerizing and stunning.
Istanbul’s advanced public transport fare payment system
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The waters of the Bosphorus are sometimes painted in such an unusual shade.
Even doors are a work of art here.
“When people ask me what Istanbul looks like, I show them this photo.”

"I always tell everyone that Istanbul is like a wave. The houses are built on hills that rise and fall, as shown in this photo." © seenaithesin / Reddit

 


Credits:  brightside.me


11   Comments ?
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Lynn 8 month s ago
I know that no one who reads cares about my point of view: I love Istanbul and I want to go back there to live and work (for a couple of months at least).
       
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Anse 8 month s ago
Lynn,
I care - do it! It's a great town. If you don't you'll regret it!
       
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Gatsy 8 month s ago
Beautiful
       
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Michelle 8 month s ago
#20 Yeah right, looks like a Marketing Photo on a Website, Business Facebook or Instagram, sure I believe the poster eats all that every morning....it would take an hour for somebody to make all that in a home kitchen.
       
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Ross 8 month s ago
Michelle,

What you see is the typical breakfast that you can find pretty easily in restaurants. Homemade breakfast are pretty the same when they take time to do it. Every time I go there, I'm enjoying it a lot !
       
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Lenny 8 month s ago
drinks
       
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Sue 8 month s ago
Always wanted to spend a vacation here heart
       
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Thaney 8 month s ago
#16 Why does the taxi have California (USA) plates?
       
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Randy 8 month s ago
Thaney,good catch~!
       
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Brad 8 month s ago
8 are women allowed inside to see it too?

27 lots of cats nd dogs not hygienic
       
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Temperance 8 month s ago
#7 Of course it's not Amsterdam; all the ground and first floor flats have heavy metal bars on the doors and windows.
       
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