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Sirkeci Railway Station in Istanbul was built in 1881 and is famous as being the eastern terminus of the Orient Express. Designed by a German architect, it is an excellent example of Islamic Eclecticism, an architectural movement introduced into Istanbul by European architects at the end of the 19th century. Sirkeci is situated by the Golden Horn and ferry services from piers next to the station would take passengers across the Bosphorus Strait to the terminus of the Asian lines of the Ottoman railways. Whilst the Orient Express no longer calls (not since 1977), the station still functions as the city's terminus for European routes.

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Additional Photos by Chris Whitley (chriswhitley) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 31 N: 173] (2027)
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