Once known as Constantinople, the pictures shown here include The Hagia Sophia, designed by Isidorus and Anthemius, The aqueduct of Valens and Haydarpasa train station and the world famous Blue Mosque. Some photographs are also included of a more impressionistic nature. These photographs were taken in 2004.
The roof of the Ayia Sophia Mosque, Istanbul.
The Haghia Sophia. Once a church, once a mosque, this beautiful building is one of the city's most iconic landmarks.
The Sultan Ahmed or Blue Mosque, Istanbul. Named after the blue Izmir tiles that adorn its roof
Another shot of the Blue Mosque. It was built in 1616.
A lady rushed to the Mosque following the Call to Prayer
Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul. The last Sultan of the Byzantine era left the city from this location, via the Bosphorus in 1923.
The Dolmabahce Palace on the Bosphorus, Istanbul.
Galata Tower. The name means Royal Tower.
The Galata Tower stands overlooking the Bosphorous Straight in Istanbul.
The Haghia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul has been a Mosque and a church. Today it is a secular building.
Haydarpasa Train Station, Asian Side, Istanbul. This exotic station has trains to Baghdad.
Night falls on the old city of Istanbul
Another photograph showing Istanbul and the Galata, or royal, tower.
Topkapi Palace, Istanbul.
The Aqueduct of Valens. Built by the Romans to transport water into the city which at the stage would have been known as Constantinople.