I am just home from southern Africa after spending about a month in 9 different African countries. Istanbul does not only serve as a gateway to Europe and Asia, but its airports are to many a perfect gateway to Africa. I was able to spend this day, July 4, in 3 totally different countries. It was a weird feeling sitting in a nightclub in Ethiopia looking back at a day I spend mostly in Turkey and started in Denmark!
Anyway, I couldn't just sit and wait at the airport for 7 hours. Of course I had to see the city when I was there. So I went to the city center and saw everything that's possible to see in 7 hours and came just in the nick of time for my flight to Ethiopia. Totally worth it! Istanbul is a wonderful city and very different from the typical European style that I'm used to. It was raining heavily for a bit, but luckily my reward came eventually. The bridge is connecting the "new" part of the city with the old, across the Golden Horn.
My next pictures will be from Africa.
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Didi (60588) 2014-08-07 11:29
Very nice lights ambiance on the city with an interesting dark dramatic sky
stego (24132) 2014-08-07 11:34
Lucky or good eye for POV? A bit of both, I guess... There must be millions of photos of this bridge, but you show it from an unusual yet great POV. The light, with that mix of dark sky and sun help make it very attractive. Just curious: you were on one of those pedestrian bridges, right?
lousat (90772) 2014-08-07 15:20
Hi Fredrik,there are a lot of pics on TE of this brigde,and this is one of the best,a large view showing us not only the bridge,but the beautiful scenery in background too,great detail everywhere and bright colors too,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Tue (36280) 2014-08-09 3:39
Great cityscape with the bridge placed really well diagonally in the foreground. Nice sunlight in combination with the dark clouds too.
arnie (1805) 2014-08-09 7:11
A great capture of Galata Bridge, Good POV. Indeed a great city, with Galata bridge being my favourite place to be.
- Copyright: Fredrik Henriksen (Bergenphotos) (2906)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-04
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, Canon EF 18-55mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-07 10:19