Bosphorus Shoreline

The Bosphorus is a slender waterway that connects the Mediterranean with the Black seas. It also a continental boundary, Europe being on the west coast, Asia on the east. Istanbul (née Constantinople), once the capital of the Ottoman empire, straddles this waterway, making it the only (to my knowledge) city to span two continents.  The shore is lined with the distinctive Turkish villas that were often the townhomes of distinguished nineteenth century Pashas. The view here is of the Asian side shortly before sunset, in the January of 2010.

 

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4 responses

  1. Alex

    I could handle living there…

    September 1, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    • tabularasa88

      It’s a beautiful city.

      September 1, 2013 at 7:44 pm

      • Alex

        A couple of my ex-students live there. I should hit them up for free accommodation…

        September 1, 2013 at 10:59 pm

  2. tabularasa88

    With so many layers of history in that city, you wouldn’t be disappointed. Just be wary of the locals; everyone is trying to sell or scam.

    September 2, 2013 at 9:31 am

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