After breakfast we decided to walk to Galata Bridge and have a coffee, looking at the city from there. So we headed out in the direction of the bridge, but got sidetracked - so easy to do in Istanbul.
We walked through the Arasta market where tiles are inlaid in the path
We got lost in the maze of shops and lane ways that surround the market, and saw a lot of rubbish products as well as interesting and different. we kept trying to head roughly in the direction of the bridge and eventually popped out on the waterfront. We walked about half a km and came to a bridge, but nowhere could we see coffee shops, and the picture J had seen showed the fishermen who line the bridge, but taken from below. So we walked across the bridge - nothing on the other side either. So we walked back... Yes eventually we realised we'd come out too high and we were at Ataturk Bridge, not Galata. So we walked back down the waterfront... ;-))
Once we got there, it was staggering that it took us so long to realise we'd been in the wrong place! Galata Bridge is the oldest in Istanbul and is the centre of life and action. Fishing boats, fish cafes, a bus terminal. the Spice Market, 2 mosques, lane ways of shops, it's all there.
Here's today's photo of the Blue Mosque