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Showing posts from July, 2009

Galata Tower

Galata Tower, originally uploaded by Galata Tower, called Christea Turris (Italian, "Tower of Christ") by the Genoese, is a medieval stone tower in the Galata district of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn. One of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and affords a panoramic vista of Old Istanbul and its environs. More >>>

Galata borrows its name from Galatians, Celts of Anatolia, stayed here for a while on the way to ancient Ankyra (Ankara), Pessinus (near Ankara) and Tavium near Yozgat today. More >>>

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia, originally uploaded by Sophia, "The Holy Wisdom of God" viewed from Sultanahmet. Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. It was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years, until the completion of the Medieval Seville Cathedral in 1520. >>

Golden Sunset at Istanbul Bosphorus

Haydarpasa Pier - Istanbul

HaydarpaƟa Pier - Istanbul, originally uploaded by Haydarpasa Pier and ferry in the night viewed from Kadikoy Pier.

Horse at Prince Island Istanbul

Horse at Prince Island Istanbul, originally uploaded by mare at Istanbul Prince Island.

Flower on Antique Oil Lamp