I always see so many nice angles of this building on Instagram and would make a mental note every time to go check it out with Daniel. After several months of having that fleeting thought, we finally visited it for the first time during my reading week!!!

Ok guys.. can you tell I'm really backed up with my blog posts?!!! LOL

Daniel and I trekked over there and was so mesmerized by the architecture. I even removed my mitts to take some photos! LOL

We didn't imagine the inside of the building to look the way it did and we didn't expect there to be such strict rules for photography.

With that being said, we didn't get that many photos of the inside of the building because there were certain boundaries where photos were off limits. I remember trying to take a portrait photo of Daniel (not even an artwork guys) in an unforbidden area and someone actually noticed and shouted at me to turn it off! EEEEP!

Besides that, there was a lot of great artifacts to see! Since Daniel and I are camera fanatics, we particularly enjoyed their current exhibition, "A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now." It was amazing to see the growth of the city captured in those photographs over the years.

We decided to leave when the sun started to set because Dan wanted a few more photos of the building. By the way, if you're thinking of checking this place out, make sure you go on a Wednesday when admission is free after 4pm. ;)

Daniel also brought his 85mm lens with him and now I want to own one too!!!

Guys, can we just take a moment and stare at that creamy bokeh in the left photo and compare it to the right that was taken with my 35mm lens! Seww gud.

Oh yeah, I'm not sure if you guys noticeddd but I've been trying to update every Tuesday! School is gettin' a little crazy as this semester is coming to an end, but there are so many exciting things happening in between that I want to blog about to remember. I figured choosing one day to blog every week would help me become more consistent with updating. :)

With that being said... stayyy tune for a blog post next Tuesday! ;)