No, I'm not in Istanbul ... I'm sitting in front of my PC looking for some spring inspiration and came across these pictures I took in Istanbul a few years ago. I thought I'll share them here as this city is not only full of tulips in spring but also full of inspiration. I learned as well that the first tulips in Europe came from Turkey and not from the Netherlands as I thought before.
Their name refers to the turkish word "tülbend" which describes originally the turban (the ottoman headgear).
Some time I have to go back to Istanbul and spend some more days there but now I have to go to bed.