Istanbul - Through the ages
The connection point between Europe and Asia.
Within the realm of the dying sun
The tower was first constructed in 408 BC on this strategic location in the Bosphorus.
King of the hill
Reine on the Theodosian Wall
Bricks of worship
The quite Dan Brown-ish Chora church from the 5th century. Just as most other Christian churches it was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople 1453.
Losing my religion
People have been staring at this dome since 587 AD.
Reine at Hagia Sophia
Gently down the stream
Old man and the Bosphorus
Brick in the wall
The city wall of Constantinople once surrounded the capital of Eastern Rome. The largest part of the wall stretched for over six kilometers between the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn.
The Topkapi Palace was constructed in 1459 at the site of old Byzantine acropolis.
There is a mosque in almost every corner.
Mihrimah Sultan Cami
Hello from the other side
The Asian side of the Bosphorus is a bit more relaxed.
Reine in Üsküdar
Let there be light
In the bazaar
Catch of the day
Fishermen at Atatürk bridge