View of central Istanbul, and the Bosphorus River beyond. In the distance is the Galata Bridge over the Bosphorus, the strait between the Black and Aegean seas. Located on a narrow isthmus between two bodies of water, the Turkish city of Istanbul (formerly known as Constantinople and, before that, Byzantium) long dominated the trade between Europe and Asia. The Galata District in the foreground, a hub for both entertainment and finance, is on the European side of the Bosphorus, both geographically and culturally. Istanbul, Turkey. Muslim, Islam, Architecture...
- ©2001 Peter Menzel www.menzelphoto.com
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