Photographer's Note

At the end of our stay in Istanbul we decided to take a ferry cruise up the Golden Horn to Eyüp. We'd already gotten used to the weather that we'd found natural for a place like Istanbul in the middle of the summer - incredibly hot days, when at middday all you can think of is how to escape from the sun. But this day was different from the very beginning. Clouds appeared from nowhere and you could feel there is something in the wind. When we got on the ferry the show started. Sky became almost black, lightened up every few seconds by bolts which seemed to be all around us. Fortunately, none of them struck our ferry :) that wasn't the end of fun - later we saw a small whirlwind and when we finally got to Eyüp I experienced the heaviest rain in my life.
The impressive building in the picture is the Greek Orthodox College, built in the end of XIX century. It's not the only interesting place in the neighbourhood - Fener has quite a fascinating history, with many monuments from Byzantine and Ottoman era, inhabited for a long time by Greek Orthodox people. I realy regret that I managed to see this part of the city only from the water's side and it's a shame that it is completely overlooked by most of the tourist visiting Istanbul. That's a reason to come back to Istanbul once again and see what was yet unseen, but I guess Istanbul is a kind of a city that cannot be discovered completely, no matter how many times you visit it.
Hope you like it, guys :)

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