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New Year Street Photography in ISTANBUL: Where East Meets West
New year street photography trip to Istanbul, the magical meeting place of east and west. "In my humble opinion, Istanbul could be argued as one of the best cities in the world for Street Photography. I don’t know of any city that has more to offer a photographer. Culture, history, religion, politics, people, diversity, conflict, architecture, water, sunlight, color, old world, new world, and the list goes on. All of this in a city that spans two continents.” - http://shooterfiles.com/2015/12/f-d-walkers-city-street-guides-a-street-photography-guide-to-istanbul-turkey/ RSVPs close: 30 November 2018 TRIP HIGHLIGHTS: Within a 10 minute walk of our hotel: * Hagia Sophia * Basilica Cistern * Hippodrome * Topkapi Palace Within a 15 minute walk of our hotel: * Grand Bazaar * Cagaloglu Hamami * Istanbul Archaeology Museum * Cemberlitas Bath Within a 30 minute walk of our hotel: * Suleymaniye Mosque * Spice Bazaar -------------- WHAT TO EXPECT: Photography: A great introduction to the possibilities of street photography in Istanbul is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeM4emW3BSQ And see The story of legendary Armenian-Turkish photographer, Ara Guler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lihZdSYJXjE For Istanbul guides, see: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/turkey/istanbul https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/travel/istanbul-asian-side-budget-affordable.html http://en.istanbul.com Hotel: I have reserved rooms in Side Hotel, a “very good” hotel in a “great location,” that includes breakfast. If you prefer, you can book your own hotel for this trip. You need only pay the MeetUp fee. --------------- COSTS AND PAYMENT: £25.00 MeetUp fee / non-refundable deposit to secure your place, plus either: ... £290.00 for a sole occupancy room for 5 nights, including breakfast (2 rooms available) ... £150.00 for a twin occupancy room for 5 nights, including breakfast (1 room available) ... £0 if you are organising your own accommodation (maximum 6 attendees) To join us, please RSVP ‘YES’ and pay your deposit by PayPal. Deposits are non-refundable unless there is insufficient interest to run the event. If you require a twin room, please add a comment and make your own arrangements with your room mate. Included: ... 5 nights in a sole or twin occupancy room with private bathroom (free toiletries), free WiFi and daily housekeeping ... breakfasts - typical European buffet breakfast with a wide variety of foods, including meats cheese and bread Not included: ... flights ... airport transfers (can be arranged by hotel for a cost of 30 euros per car) ... tourist tax (1.5 euros per accommodation per night payable at the hotel) --------------- FLIGHT INFORMATION: Please add information about your flight in the comments. Direct flights from London airports are currently around £210 return. If you would like to either arrive/leave Istanbul sooner/later than the suggested dates, please let me know as I will be in Istanbul from 26th December to 4th January. --------------- Rooms allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and single sex rooms. I cannot guarantee that a person will be available to share or that the person will be of the same gender. I cannot be held responsible if a person is agreed and that person then withdraws. If you sign up to this trip, agree to share a room and then withdraw, you will be expected to find a replacement. ---------------

Blue Mosque

Sultanahmet Mah · Istanbul

£25.00
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