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Recently some representatives from Shutterstock traveled to a conference in Istanbul, Turkey. We were enchanted by this city, a mix of cultures and religions straddling the Bosphorous between Europe and Asia.
You can take a visual trip there by searching Shutterstock for "Istanbul" and seeing all the beautiful travel photographs we have in our library. Here is a small selection of them. Enjoy your virtual holiday to Turkey!
(We've labeled these sights with their commonly known English names, rather than Turkish names.)
Pictured above: Ortakoy Mosque and Bosphorus Bridge.
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The Istanbul skyline, including the Galata Tower.
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Tea and spices for sale at a bazaar.
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The historic Hagia Sophia, once a church and a mosque and now a museum.
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The interior of the Blue Mosque, built between 1609 and 1616.
Istanbul's historic tramway in the snow.
A popular refreshment in Istanbul: tea.