During our trip to Europe last June we visited many iconic European cities. Our favourite surprised us though; it was Istanbul.
It is a fantastic freewheeling city a mesmerising mix of East and West.
It is also wonderfully photogenic.
I was happy with some of the photos that I took there, but none came close to the stunner below:
It is the winner in the Istanbul Photo Contest of 2008.
Here are a few of my Istanbul photos. Sadly no comparison.
Inside the Blue Mosque.
Saint Sophia surrounded by the bustling city.
Margaret shopping in the Grand Bazaar.