A frantic shuffle of counters in a game of backgammon, then suck gently on a Turkish Water Pipe (Nargile) awaiting your opponents riposte.
The Blue Mosque in Sultanhamet (it is blue, honest).
Another cat. This time a tortoiseshell. Relaxing in the Winter sun.
A narrow street at the bottom of the hill, leading back up towards the Hagia Sofia in Sultanhamet.
Walkers in Sultanhamet Park.
Taking a rest; conserving energy. Before going to see 50 Shades of Grey in the local multiplex that evening.
Street vendors selling corn and chestnuts. Steam rises as the food is handed out on sticks or in paper bags.
In the dark of the Basilica Sistern (Yerebatan Sarnici).
The best meatballs in Istanbul, apparently, found in Sultanhamet Köftecisi Selim Usta.
I never realised how many cats live in Istanbul. Such a diverse range too, this one a tabby. Watching the world pass by with very little care.