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Travel to Beautiful Istanbul

Istanbul, historically also known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the largest city in Turkey and one of largest cities in the world with a population more than 12 million. Istanbul is also a megacity, as well as the cultural and financial center of Turkey. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbor known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country. Istanbul extends both on the European (Thrace) and on the Asian (Anatolia) sides of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents.
In its long history, it has been a contact point of civilizations, handed over between them for several times; Istanbul has served as the capital city of the Roman Empire (330–395), the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire (395–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1922). The city was chosen as joint European Capital of Culture for 2010. The historic areas of Istanbul were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.

This gallery contains different views from the city and its nearby islands; hope to enjoy.

Also, I should express my appreciation to my friend Deniz ( http://www.pbase.com/meerzen/profile who gave me excellent guidance before my trip and her continues support and advises during uploading this gallery.
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People in Istanbul
People in Istanbul
Istanbul
Istanbul
Food in Istanbul
Food in Istanbul
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Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Street)
Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Street)
Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Street)
Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Street)
Shahzade Mosque (ªehzade Camii )
Shahzade Mosque (ªehzade Camii )
Galata Bridge
Galata Bridge
Galata Tower
Galata Tower
Yeni Camii (mosque)
Yeni Camii (mosque)
Bosphorus (Bogazici) Bridge
Bosphorus (Bogazici) Bridge
Food Store
Food Store
Tunel
Tunel
Galata Bridge
Galata Bridge
Bosphorus  Coast
Bosphorus Coast
Modernity beside Tradition in Istanbul
Modernity beside Tradition in Istanbul
Fishing on Galata Bridge
Fishing on Galata Bridge
Bosphorus
Bosphorus
Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )
Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )
Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )
Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )
Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )
Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )
Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )
Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )
Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )
Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )
Ottoman military band
Ottoman military band
Ottoman military band
Ottoman military band
Ottoman military band
Ottoman military band
Modern Ottoman!
Modern Ottoman!
Sultanahmet Meydani ( Sultan Ahmet Square )
Sultanahmet Meydani ( Sultan Ahmet Square )
Sultanahmet Camii (Mosque)
Sultanahmet Camii (Mosque)
Sultanahmet Camii ( Mosque )
Sultanahmet Camii ( Mosque )
Traditional Art
Traditional Art
Saat Kulesi ( Clock Tower )
Saat Kulesi ( Clock Tower )
Ottoman Military Band
Ottoman Military Band
Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )
Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )
Yeni Camii (mosque)
Yeni Camii (mosque)
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Ayasofia ( Haghia Sophia )
Blue Mosque from Ayasofia
Blue Mosque from Ayasofia
Ayasofia  from Blue Mosque
Ayasofia from Blue Mosque
Fish Snack
Fish Snack
Dolmabahce Sarayi ( Palace )
Dolmabahce Sarayi ( Palace )
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge
Ortakoy Pier & Bosphorus Bridge
Ortakoy Pier & Bosphorus Bridge
Cats in Istanbul
Cats in Istanbul
Cats in Istanbul
Cats in Istanbul
Cats in Istanbul
Cats in Istanbul
Cats in Istanbul
Cats in Istanbul
Street life ( Gulhane Street )
Street life ( Gulhane Street )
Shopping
Shopping
Turism
Turism
Istanbul in Istanbul!
Istanbul in Istanbul!
Kiz Kulesi (The Maiden's Tower)
Kiz Kulesi (The Maiden's Tower)
The Maiden's Tower (KIz Kulesi)
The Maiden's Tower (KIz Kulesi)
Cevahir (Jewel) Shopping Center
Cevahir (Jewel) Shopping Center
Cevahir (Jewel) Shopping Center
Cevahir (Jewel) Shopping Center
Street
Street
Persian poem in Istanbul
Persian poem in Istanbul
Rumelihisari ( Roman Fortress )
Rumelihisari ( Roman Fortress )
Seagull
Seagull
Turkish Restaurant
Turkish Restaurant
The Serpent Column
The Serpent Column
Constantine Column
Constantine Column
Oblesik
Oblesik
Doner Shop
Doner Shop
Topkapi Sarayi ( Palace )
Topkapi Sarayi ( Palace )
Kids visiting Topkapi Sarayi ( Palace )
Kids visiting Topkapi Sarayi ( Palace )
Topkapi Sarayi ( Palace )
Topkapi Sarayi ( Palace )
Istanbul View
Istanbul View
Topkapi Sarayi (Palace)
Topkapi Sarayi (Palace)
Bread Seller
Bread Seller
Ten Thousand years of Iranian Civilization Exhibition
Ten Thousand years of Iranian Civilization Exhibition
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Oblesik's platform
Oblesik's platform
Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )
Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )
Bosporus (Bogazici) Bridge
Bosporus (Bogazici) Bridge
Topkapi Sarayi (Palace)
Topkapi Sarayi (Palace)
Galata Kulesi (Tower)
Galata Kulesi (Tower)
Istanbul View from top of Galata Tower
Istanbul View from top of Galata Tower
Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )
Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii )
Istanbul View from top of Galata Tower
Istanbul View from top of Galata Tower
Istanbul View from top of Galata Tower
Istanbul View from top of Galata Tower
 Galata Tower (Inside)
Galata Tower (Inside)
Istanbul View from top of Galata Tower
Istanbul View from top of Galata Tower
Heybeli Ada
Heybeli Ada
Burgaz Ada
Burgaz Ada
Kinali Ada
Kinali Ada
Buyuk Ada (Island)
Buyuk Ada (Island)
Marmara Sea
Marmara Sea
Buyuk Ada (Island)
Buyuk Ada (Island)
Buyuk Ada
Buyuk Ada
Street Band
Street Band