Photographer's Note

Istanbul is not just a city with a glorious past, but also a city of dynamic, vibrant present and, hopefully, bright future.

One of the symbols of modern Istanbul is the Bridge of Bosphorus, connecting its two sides in Europe and Asia (in fact, there is one more bridge, higher up the Bosphorus, but this is the "famous" one).

It was inaugurated in 1973 and its construction lasted about 3 years. It's 1622m long, its height is 64 metres and it's width 33,4 metres. The distance betweet the 2 columns is 1074 m.

It is said that the first who came with the idea of constructing a bridge that would connect the 2 diferent continents, was Leonardo da Vinci, who even sent a letter to the Sultan in 1502, writing about his plans.

Photo taken on the same night as my Between Europe and Asia photo, with Korkut ( bostankorkulugu ), by my side. Without his help, it would be very dificult for me to find the fantastic viewpoint, up on Camlica hill.

Istanbul-2010 Cultural Capital of Europe

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