Pomegranate and orange juice, with a pickle for zest.

Pomegranate and orange juice, with a pickle for zest.

Pomegranates ready to be squeezed, in a working-class neighborhood

Pomegranates ready to be squeezed, in a working-class neighborhood

The tomb of an imam, in a working-class neighborhood

The tomb of an imam, in a working-class neighborhood

Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern

Dawn at the outer gates of Topkapi Palace. Great to be alive.

Dawn at the outer gates of Topkapi Palace. Great to be alive.

Small morsels #1: Spices, sweets and teas from the Spice Market

Small morsels #1: Spices, sweets and teas from the Spice Market

Small morsels #2: Something small for you from the Grand Bazaar?

Small morsels #2: Something small for you from the Grand Bazaar?

The Grand Bazaar, detail

The Grand Bazaar, detail

The Grand Bazaar; this shop caters to the tourists

The Grand Bazaar; this shop caters to the tourists

The Grand Bazaar; this shop caters to the tourists

The Grand Bazaar; this shop caters to the tourists

Interior of the Grand Bazaar

Interior of the Grand Bazaar

Sweets, nuts, spices and teas

Sweets, nuts, spices and teas

Vertical shopping mall

Vertical shopping mall

Umbrellas

Umbrellas

Back street in historic area

Back street in historic area

Turkey flags in modern Istanbul

Turkey flags in modern Istanbul