Sketches of Istanbul 02

Sirkeci train station

Sirkeci Train Station



sile lighthouse



This small building is a historical lighthouse still in use and located on the western Black Sea coast in the northeast town Şile of Istanbul, Turkey. You can read more about this building from Wikipedia. When I draw this, I was dreaming living in a lighthouse alone and far from everybody.

Bosphorus ship station

 Bosphorus Ship station

This nice building is a Bosphorus ship station in Besiktas Istanbul. Bosphorus divide Istanbul and Bosphorus ships a nice public tranport method. Especially in summer, you can sit  in open areas of ships.  You can watch the city panorama or feed seagulls with your “simit”. (A kind of doughnut covered with sesame and  special to Istanbul)


The Cathedral of St George

Cathedral of St George

This small church is located in Russia in Yuryev Polsky. I don’t know why his name is cathedral. A great name for a small church. This nice looking St. George’s Cathedral (1230-1234) was the last stone church built in Russia before the Mongol invasion. If you want more information, you can read from its wiki page.