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Istanbul (Turkish: İstanbul, Greek: Κωνσταντινούπολη Konstandinoúpoli, historically known in English as Constantinople; see other names) is Turkey's most populous city, and its cultural and economic centre. The city is the capital of the Province of Istanbul. It is located at 41° N 28° E, on the Bosphorus strait, and encompasses the natural harbor known as the Golden Horn (Turkish: Haliç), in the northwest of the country. Istanbul extends both on the European (Thrace) and on the Asian (Anatolia) side of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world which is situated on two continents. Istanbul is also the only city in the world which served as the capital to three different Empires: The Roman Empire (330-395), Byzantine Empire (395-1453) and the Ottoman Empire (1453-1923). In 1923, following the establishment of the Republic of Turkey, the capital was moved to Ankara.
The census bureau estimate for July 20, 2005 is 11,322,000 for the province, which is generally considered as the metropolitan area, making it one of the twenty largest metropolitan areas in the world.

I was lucky because I could visit this wonderful historical city from business purpose, but because our schedule was so tight I hadn’t had any chance to visit the ancient city with my camera. Ok, I understand that my devotion to photography was not counted. The all I could see were some very nice minarets form the bus but unfortunately I could record any from these nice views.

The picture
This is the only one attempt I did from the bus, when we were going on the huge bridge called Bosphorus. I took what we saw – I made only marginal modification in PS.

I know it is technically not perfect but I would like to share this enourmus view when we had left Asia, and headed to Europe...


Miklós

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Additional Photos by Miklos Marczis (MikiM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 339 W: 70 N: 392] (1924)
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