If you want to see tulips and historical buildings in the same frame, go to Sultanahmet now.
Earlier this week, I had to run some errands in the Sultanahmet area. Luckily, I grabbed my good camera as I was heading out the door.
The springtime tulips I shared the other week on My Turkish Joys Facebook page are now fully open. I’ve also heard from a friend that many of the tulips in Emirgan Korusu (Park) are blooming as well. Normally, April is the peak time for Istanbul’s tulips, but it looks like everything is blooming a bit earlier this spring.
When I was by the Blue Mosque, I had to crouch down low so I could get the pastel tulips in the same frame as the mosque.
Of course as I was doing so, I had two cute street kitties wander into the photos. I can’t resist taking photos of the abundant Istanbul street cats as seen here in the Çukurcuma neighborhood.
|I almost wish I could be chilling about in the grass and flowers like this cat.|
Here are a couple more tulip photos from my outing. Enjoy!
|Another view of the Blue Mosque and tulips from the Hippodrome area.|