Walking the streets of Istanbul: streetphoto

in travel •  7 months ago

Modern Istanbul is an extraordinarily beautiful and majestic city, the former capital of four empires – Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman.


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A city that holds the secrets of two great civilizations — European and Asian, separated by the Bosphorus Strait. A multimillion-dollar metropolis, leaving a really fantastic impression.


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The streets of Istanbul are narrow and ornate, they loop like hare tracks, often bringing tourists to incredible intersections ... without right angles.


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The city stands on a hilly area that influenced the features of the local architecture. Istanbul's streets soar upwards and downwards in bizarre waves. Different levels of streets are connected by almost vertical stairs.


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Sometimes tourists manage to witness an incredible spectacle: to see the ship, literally floating into the gap between the narrow buildings. This happens if you travel on a street facing the sea.


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Navigate in the maze of small streets of Istanbul is not easy even for an experienced traveler, armed with a detailed map. It is difficult to find the right house at the address: it is rare when the streets of Istanbul have the same name at the beginning and at the end. At least for the locals. But even if you get lost, a long walk will certainly bring a lot of interesting discoveries.


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