Galata Bridge acts like a magnet as it draws both locals and tourists to congregate in large numbers. While the folk on the ground floor (or is it the basement?) are eating their fish, the ones on the first floor are trying to catch their fish.
I hadn't had a meal there as local people warned me that fish was expensive and the atmosphere too touristy. So instead we frequented the quiet eateries within the walls of the Sultanahmet area near Cankurtaran.
Still, the hustle and bustle on and around the bridge is infectious and when I hear the Azan, the atmosphere for me becomes special, especially when one mosque follows its neighbour across Istanbul in intervals of a few seconds and I am surrounded by a stereo effect.
İstanbul seni seviyorum.
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danos (103216) 2014-07-16 6:23
well chosen the POV of the world wide famous Galata bridge as adds depth and perspective in the image.The lot of people sitting on the floor just above the water and the others on the top tell us about its consequential.
dkmurphys (65204) 2014-07-16 7:37
Splendid view along the bridge. I like the contrast of lights and the good dynamics. Well seen.
Wanda1 (15142) 2014-07-16 8:54
I like your image taken at a a beautiful time of the day with the fading light and as the lights beginning to come on. Great that you show clearly the two levels of the "fish business" ;-) I like the perspective of the bridge from the corner of your composition.
We had great fresh fish sandwiches down there on the lower level, so your image brings back a nice memory for me.
CLODO (35956) 2014-07-16 9:45
Intéressant étage illuminé par les réclames et qui réchauffe l'atmosphère bleutée du soir.
Restaurants au premier étage à partir des pêches réalisées au second!
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-07-16 10:30
Wonderful image with great pov and perspective. The diagonal two tier bridge makes a really spectacular subject of superb colours and shapes. The soft light of the evening is beautifully captured in the sky and the city in the background.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.
Have a nice evening.
ahmet54 (3279) 2014-07-16 12:34
this bridge and espacially the former Galata bridge is one of my favourite places in the world. Great evening light.
emka (107851) 2014-07-16 23:57
Another Classic shot from Galata bridge. I loved this place and in my stay in Istanbul I went there everyday. Beautiful view before blue hour.
WArm regrad s Malgo
jhm (161013) 2014-07-17 3:48
You chose a very well angle, this cares for depth and perspective.
Composition and subject make these picture attractive.
Colours and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
kabel (1930) 2014-07-17 7:20
Hello, a good view taken from a well chosen vantage point. Good sense of perspective. The colors are appealing under the bridge where the eateries are. Looking up one sees the fishermen along the bridge.
kasianowak (10605) 2014-07-18 2:47
Another beautifully lit image from Istanbul! The mixture of ambient and artificial light as well as the layers of cool and warm colours work really well here.
Ugodan vikend! :)
wolf38 (31296) 2014-07-20 22:51
Hello Klaudio. The photo reminds me of my stay in Istanbul a few years ago. The photo has a lot of atmosphere.
carlo62 (55798) 2014-07-26 0:33
ho visto molte foto di Galata, ma credo che questa sia la prima volta che ho l'esatta sensazione di ciò che è esattamente.
Non ho mai visitato questo magnifico luogo, come molti di noi, visito il mondo attraverso le immagini che vengono postate su TE e spesso, per quello che mi riguarda, non ha molta importanza la bellezza o la tecnica della foto, ma quello che essa rappresenta.
In questa foto c'è sia la bellezza, sia la curiosità del luogo.
swapankumarroy (2849) 2014-07-26 9:41
First of all its beautiful framing and choose your position where you took this beautiful image. Well colour balance between sky and the bridge.
E X C E L L E N T
thanks for sharing this fabulous image.
best wishes and have a nice day.
adores (46419) 2014-07-31 14:24
A fantastic place and the perfect moment. I like this pov and the composition - with the colourful lights of the restaurants, the Galata Tower already illuminated and the people fishing along the bridge. There's so much life there at this time of the day!
stego (24132) 2014-08-04 14:20
Very nice capture of the "end of the day" atmosphere of that place, that, like you say, it's a focal point in Istanbul. The light is very well controlled, resulting in very nice colours. Like you, I never entered those restaurants and sure they look touristy, but more than once I thought that maybe it would be a nice place to dinner in the Summer.
pili51 (1853) 2014-09-02 17:46
Ciao di nuovo amico Klaudio,
Very nice the view as the creative perspective from the Galata bridge.
Excellent the light and the colour management created.
You have captured the fine atmosphere of this fantastic bridge in the early evening.
On the top level the men are hoping to catch some fish to take home for dinner, below them people are enjoying the professionally caught fish in the restaurants. It's certainly a special location for a meal or a drink.
Un caro saluto, amichevolmente e simpaticamente,