Location: Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey (41� 1' 12? N, 28� 58' 23? )
Date: 18 April 2010, 4.50am
Camera: Canon 400D with Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5

Galata Bridge spans the Golden Horn of Istanbul. Golden Horn is an inlet of the Bosphorus or Istanbul Straits; while Golden Horn divides the city, the Bosphorus is where Asia and Europe meets. Hence, Istanbul and for that matter, Turkey has a foot in both Asia and Europe. The Galata Bridge is a popular place for leisure fishing. Every morning and evening, one can see lots of people trying their luck in catching a fish or two. It is a great setting with the backdrop of the Yenni Mosque (as in the photo) and the Sultan Ahmet Camii further up the hill. The bridge has a great lively atmosphere around it- there is the busy Eminonu ferry docks, the cafes and bazaars, fish market and the well-known fish sandwich on the western side of the bridge.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


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