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I take this shot while walking. Hope u can find the tower.
Galata Tower has dominated Beyoglu's skyline since 1348 and still offers the best panoramic views of the city. Above, the Golden Horn, Seraglio Point and Old Istanbul as seen from Galata Tower (looking south).

Until the 1960s it was a fire lookout tower. Now the upper floors hold an uninteresting restaurant-nightclub, and a panorama balcony.

The panorama balcony, encircling the highest row of windows, is narrow, open to the weather, and not recommended for anyone suffering from acrophobia (fear of heights). The balcony is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm (7 pm in summer) for a few dollars (half price on Monday).

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  • Copyright: Hudaverdi Yildirim (ixtanbul7) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 70 W: 16 N: 49] (447)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-04-25
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/2.5, 1 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-04-27 7:54
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