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My time machine has again dropped me off in Turkey in 1974. I think almost every place I photographed that year will look very different today, because Turkish cities have changed tremendously in those 45 years.

I took this photo from the Galata Bridge crossing the Golden Horn in Istanbul, near the northeastern end of the bridge. This actual bridge doesn't exist any more. It was exchanged for a larger and more modern one, which opened in 1994 a few meters away from where this bridge had been.

The area next to the bridge has also been changed considerably and cleaned up. As far as I remember there are no small ferries like these, taking passengers up the Golden Horn, anchored here. There is much less activity along the quays. Modern trams cross the bridge instead of these old buses, and even the cars look different. ;-)

Here is a larger version.

The Golden Horn is a several kilometers long and relatively narrow bay of the Bosphorus on the European side of Istanbul.

The theme of boats on the Golden Horn continues in the WS. Both photos were scanned from Kodachrome slides.

The map coordinates 41.02172 28.97420 will show you approximately where I took this.

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