Istanbul was definitely a highlight of my recent trip to Turkey (even though our time in Istanbul was cut short by 3 days due to Hurricane Sandy). Experiencing the rich history and culture of Istanbul was a dream come true. I’m fascinated by religious architecture and am naturally drawn to photographing historic places of worship. As the capital of various civilizations through history, Istanbul didn’t disappoint!
From the majestic Fatih Mosque (commonly known as the Conqueror Mosque, as Mehmet “the Conqueror” is buried here, as are famous emperors like Justinian and Constantine) to the Hagia Sophia (which was, for 1,000 years, the largest church in the world), Istanbul has some of the most beautiful and historically significant places of worship in the world.