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Dick Osseman | all galleries >> Istanbul >> Fortresses - Hisarlar >> Rumeli Hisarı fortress at the Bosporus > Istanbul Rumelihisar along Bosporus 2003 12 10
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Istanbul  Rumelihisar along Bosporus 2003 12 10

Istanbul Rumelihisar along Bosporus 2003 12 10

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A this point along the Bosporus two fortresses keep watch from opposite sites. Built in a mere 4 months under orders of Mehmet, the Sultan who was to capture Constantinople in 1453.

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Hüseyin 16-May-2006 05:29
I am Turkish and like to remind something;
When we talk about Persians in history just before Alexander The Great's Expedition, we say Persian Invasion, Mogol invasion, kimmer etc. Therefore, it ,s normal for a foreingner to use such words BUT as a traveller who has eaten Turkish bread and salt and breath air (in Turkish mentality) that page organiser(s) has been doing an unfairness.
Dick Osseman31-Mar-2006 19:03
Hi, Kutay,

Native English speaker, ain't you? London, New York? You're the guy who wrote the Oxford Dictionary?

I for one stick to my guns, capture is quite alright in my book.
KUTAY KALELİ 31-Mar-2006 16:49
Yes conquer is thr right word. Andn the Sultan Mehmet is called after the Conquer, MEHMET THE CONQUERER...
Dick Osseman06-Mar-2006 19:06
From a dicttionary (With Enc. Britt.):
1 a : to take captive; also : to gain control of especially by force (capture a city) b : to gain or win especially through effort (captured 60% of the vote)
2 : to emphasize, represent, or preserve (as a scene, mood, or quality) in a more or less permanent form (at any such moment as a photograph might capture— C. E. Montague)
3 : to captivate and hold the interest of
4 : to take according to the rules of a game
5 : to bring about the capture of (a subatomic particle)
6 : to record in a permanent file (as in a computer)

Please don't worry about by command of the English language. Or bother me with implicit political messages. That leaves me more time to conquer my pictures (the last part is a joke).
Mehmet Tosun 05-Mar-2006 20:15
not capture, conquer is the right expression for it.