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Istanbul's Bosphorus Cruise

The Bosphorus Strait (Bogazi) ferry boat Cruise, a great bargain at $3 RoundTrip (Oct '04), taking us from Istanbul's Emin�n� district and zig zagging between its European and Asian sides, with the final stop (a 2+ hour break for lunch) at Anadolu Kavagi, on the Black Sea, before returning.  Will ID more of the photos later.

Our one overcast day on the trip.


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Boarding ferry from Istanbul on the amazing $3 ride at 10:150am  (6 hrs w/ lunchbreak)
Boarding ferry from Istanbul on the amazing $3
ride at 10:150am (6 hrs w/ lunchbreak)
Yeni ('New') Mosque looms over the harbor.
Yeni ('New') Mosque looms over the harbor.
Zoomed shot
Zoomed shot
Building from ferry interior seat.   Reflection intrigued me.
Building from ferry interior seat.  Reflection intrigued me.
Just passing Dolmabahce Palace to the left
Went to the exterior seats after awhile, to avoid windows.

Just passing Dolmabahce Palace to the left

That's the Ciragan Palace Hotel Kempinski (thanks to the mgmt for that info).
Only route to Mediterranean for Russia, Ukraine,
Romania and Bulgaria

That's the Ciragan Palace Hotel Kempinski (thanks to the mgmt for that info).

Ortakoy, which has a mosque, a synagogue and aGreek Orthodox church in one district.
Ortakoy, which has a mosque, a synagogue and a
Greek Orthodox church in one district.
Passing Ortakoy Mosque
Passing Ortakoy Mosque
Detail from previous photo
Detail from previous photo
The ferry is also a connection method to trains at some stops.
The ferry is also a connection method to trains at some stops.
These are yali  (shorefront wooden townhouses)
These are yali (shorefront wooden townhouses)
Detail from previous shot
Detail from previous shot
Modern Turkey
Modern Turkey
Turkey's gov't has large projects to bringa higher level of income to all areas.
Turkey's gov't has large projects to bring
a higher level of income to all areas.
Railing of exterior seating where I took most of these photos.
Railing of exterior seating where I took
most of these photos.
Landed at Anadolu Kavagi 2 hrs later
Landed at Anadolu Kavagi 2 hrs later
Anadolu Kavagi is a small fishing village,w/ restaurants for ferry visitors
Anadolu Kavagi is a small fishing village,
w/ restaurants for ferry visitors
Eating inside and given a space heater,I took this of the outside area thru' our window.
Eating inside and given a space heater,
I took this of the outside area thru' our window.
2 hours later, getting back on the ship.Ground transportation back is available too.
2 hours later, getting back on the ship.
Ground transportation back is available too.
Ferry leaves Anadolu Kavagi
Ferry leaves Anadolu Kavagi
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I loved this little tugboat.
I loved this little tugboat.
The Savarona
The Savarona
Apparently, the Ciragan Palace, on the way back, now a hotel. Thanks, Gorsan!
Apparently, the Ciragan Palace, on the way back, now a hotel.
Thanks, Gorsan!
Liked the green wake.  Must be gorgeous when sunny.
Liked the green wake. Must be gorgeous when sunny.
Lots of traffic on the strait on our return
Lots of traffic on the strait on our return
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Detail from previous shot
Detail from previous shot
Dolmabahce Palace   (Didn't get to visit it !)
Dolmabahce Palace (Didn't get to visit it !)
Modern thing looms over Mosque ofthe  Dolmabahce Palace
Modern thing looms over Mosque of
the Dolmabahce Palace
u11%2fandrys%2fsmall%2f38123377.mImg_4046.jpg Closer, for lifeboats and deck setups
Closer, for lifeboats and deck setups
Against Istanbul's varied buildings on the left.
Against Istanbul's varied buildings on the left.
Colors of Istanbul fighting overcast day
Colors of Istanbul fighting overcast day
u11%2fandrys%2fsmall%2f38123381.mImg_4050.jpg City's color almost breaks through on this overcast day
City's color almost breaks through on this overcast day
u11%2fandrys%2fsmall%2f38123383.mImg_4052.jpg About to dock at 4:25 pm
About to dock at 4:25 pm
Busy Eminn district , from the ship
Busy Eminn district , from the ship
Last view, from the ship.
Last view, from the ship.