Sunday, May 24, 2015

Ortaköy Day and Night

Last Sunday I had a free day to wander around Istanbul. I started in the Ortaköy neighborhood, along the Bosphorus. Ortaköy is full of brunch places facing the water, and has a well-known Sunday market which draws many visitors. Early in the morning it wasn't busy. But by the time I came back in the early evening from a day of walking, the waterfront walk was packed.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Picturesque waterfront.
Photo by Patrick Jones. A friendly street cat.
Photo by Patrick Jones. 17 May 2015.
Source Google Maps. 
I was able to grab a great spot at the bar of Brasserie Bomonti and watch the sunset. Good pizza, and friendly staff. This was a nice way to cap off a long weekend of exploring Istanbul. I covered 40 miles running and walking from Saturday to Sunday.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Late afternoon shot from same spot as in the morning.
Photo by Patrick Jones. After sunset & still lively along the water.

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