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The castlls and Walls in Istanbul...is first foto of a series,who i try to sow to TE frends a part of this various town with a great history!...The Nikon FE and me ,is resposimble for this foto .....a litlle the clouds...and of course the ...sun...is the same sun who see the people build this castles.....before 1600 years.....they call this town ,Constantinople....in that times....they build this walls to save they life's...and they cullture...most.!!! ..is difficult to remember how many times too many enemy's they try to distroy this great walls,but this ...they stay there....and looking us!......until now.The great Theodosian Walls in magic and varius city of Istanbul......!
This foto scaned from negative color film.......... also a WS..is one other,coloring view...
some words ....Constantinople was founded by the Roman emperor Constantine I (324-337) who wanted to establish, for various political reasons, a new capital city for the Roman Empire in the east. Ultimately, this change was brought about because of the turmoil which the Roman Empire was facing in the west at the time. With much of the western territories having been destroyed by the invasions of the Germanic tribes, Rome was in constant danger of being attacked. Moreover, with the eastern frontier of the Empire stretching over all of Asia Minor and Syria, Rome was no longer in a position to check the ongoing hostilities with Persia. Consequently, after a series of internal struggles among the ruling powers of the Empire, Constantine -who emerged victorious-chose as the location of his new capital the ancient Greek city of Byzantion. In 324 Constantine transformed Byzantion into "The New Rome" or "Constantinopolis", the City of Constantine. The people often referred to it simply as "The City" or, in Greek, "Hi Polis".

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