We love travelling and although each place that we’ve visited holds a special charm for me, Istanbul left me spellbound. I found the city absolutely fascinating – a myriad of art, culture, cuisine and religion. It was like a kaleidoscope and put my senses on an overstimulated mode {reminding me very much of Kolkata, the city that I come from}. The charm of old buildings combined with the quirkiness of the modern Istanbul peeping through it that effortlessly blended into a palpable throbbing that could be felt at every corner, each historic site that we visited and each alley we passed by. Every single brick in each building seemed to have experienced multiple layers of existence as different conflicting religious and cultural beliefs settled in at different periods in history. The city is a foodie’s paradise, from street food to electrifying nightclubs to exclusive restaurants. My earlier posts elaborately chalk out my culinary journey in Istanbul. This post is a photo journey capturing Istanbul throughout the day and as night cast its spell on the mesmerizing city until the day when I left. And it ached to leave the city at the backdrop of the setting sun and a swarm of people – all of them strangers who had engulfed my senses during my short and hurried stay.

‘Till Dusk Do Us Part’, here’s Istanbul in pictures. Many pictures to be precise!

Unblogging it all… Ishita

PS: A round up of the earlier posts, starting with the most recent post:
• A Culinary Journey of Istanbul | From Street Food To Fine Dining
• Will You Read My Post on Turkish Ice Creams If There Are No Snapshots?
• One Magical Night In Ortaköy | Istanbul
• Turkish Meatballs or Izgara Köfte | Sultanahmet Köftecisi, Istanbul
• Drenched in Turkish Tea And Sugar Cubes | Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Sultanahmet Camii or the Blue Mosque… The strangers who became familiar in the Sultanahmet Square… The kaleidoscopic Kapalıçarşı or the Grand Bazaar… The mystical Ayasofya or Hagia Sofia Mosque… Topkapı Sarayı or the Topkafi Palace (photography isn’t allowed inside the palace museum)… The beautiful fall colors and people in the Sultanahmet Square… Istanbul at night time – view from Istanbul Sapphire, the tallest tower in Europe and then in the backstreets of the magical Ortaköy… Walking along the backstreets through the alleys of old Istanbul as we arrived at the Bosphorus shores…The quirky traces of modern Istanbul peeping along the way…    Around Yeni Camii or the New Mosque by the Bosphorus at sunset… And finally reaching the chaotic Mısır Çarşısı or Spice Bazaar or Egyptian Bazaar… Leaving Istanbul at dusk… Disclaimer: Please note that this post is not a sponsored post and the subject, story, opinions and views stated here are my own and are independent. While you enjoy reading the posts with lot of visuals, please do not use any material from this post. You can see more pictures of my travel and food journey here.

Wikipeda links to all the above places:
• Istanbul
• Grand Bazaar
• Blue Mosque
• Hagia Sofia
• Topkapi Palace
• Egyptian Bazaar
• New Mosque

Written by IshitaUnblogged

A Culinary Travel Blog by a Bong Gourmet. From Dubai, Kolkata & the world beyond, street food to fine dining, recipes to chef talks, it pens down experiences. With 2 kids in tow!


    1. Thank you very much. Istanbul definitely has entered my ‘top cities in the world’ list. I do hope that you get yo visit Istanbul very soon! Enjoy the festive season and have a fabulous New Year:)

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