Istanbul-Constantinoupolis, on the boat, Rumeli Hisar

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Rumeli Hisar (Rumeli Castle) was built in 1452 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror and has played a historic role in the fact of the conquest of Constantinople that followed the next year. Along with the Anadolu Hisar, was used to control the passage between the Black Sea and Sea of ​​Marmara. The castle is located at the narrowest point of the Bosphorus on the European side of Istanbul and especially in Sarigier below the site of the old Robert College (now University of the Bosphorus).

The construction was completed in June-July 1452 after the winning of two earlier Byzantine towers by Mehmed II, who expanded them within a short time. The layout of the castle has the form of an isosceles triangle. The outer wall thickness of more than one measure, reaching a height of 15 meters. Distinguished three large towers, which bear the names of three commanders of Mehmed II (Tsantarli Halil Pasha, Zaganos Pasha, Pasha Saritza). Its area is estimated to reach the 250 meters along the north-south direction, a width of about 50-100 meters, the highest tower in the southern reaches, just 70 meters above sea level.

(from Wikipedia).

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Comments (19)

((Ospr3y)) on September 17, 2010

Like 1!

Greetings from Georgia, USA


Ahmet poçanoğlu on September 17, 2010

çok güzel İstanbul manzarası..tebrikler..

Alla Saed on September 17, 2010

صور رائعة تحياتي من ليبيا م علاء سعيد LIKE 3

aggeliki.k on September 18, 2010

Γεια σου Χρηστο .Θαυμασια φωτογραφιση,Αρ

愛 Sylvietsak 女 on September 18, 2010

Xρήστο κάπου διάβασα ότι είσαι ΑΘήνα δεν ξέρω αν σου το έγραψα ξανά αλλά αύριο το απόγεμα έχουμε συνάντηση στις 6 ώρα στο Θησείο στην καφετέρια Ελλήνων πολιτεία ...αν θέλεις έρχεσαι ...θα χαρούμε... αν θες να μου απαντήσεις κάντο σε δική μου φωτογραφία καθώς δεν θα βλέπω συχνά την κίνηση στο πανοράμιο...επίσης αν μου στείλεις μέιλ (η διεύθυνση μου είναι στο προφίλ μου) θα σου στείλω το τηλέφωνο μου αν θες παραπάνω λεπτομέρειες...καλή σου μέρα

Dr.Azzouqa on September 18, 2010

Hi, Christos.

I believe this is the Rumeli castle. But, may be, the best shot I've ever seen of this castle.

Well done.


Greetings from Jordan.


Bedri Akçay on September 18, 2010

  • welcome to Turkey
  • very beautiful photo
  • I Like İt
  • greetings
  • best wishes, _ BEDRİ AKÇAY _

Christos Theodorou on September 19, 2010

Thanks for your comment on my Istanbul photo, realy it's a compliment for me, because I have visit Istanbul 4 days this year and also 4 days last year, so I had not enough time to learn a lot, for more interesting places, except these that our group was going. Maybe next year! Igecelar.

romulus111 on September 19, 2010

ładne widokoweujecie like Greetings Romulus

antoni f. on September 20, 2010

Nice and interesting view, a very good shot, like

          Kind regards, antoni
finek on September 21, 2010

Wonderful view!

Best wishes finek

Annelies Vink on September 21, 2010

Beautiful castle! like

Greetings, Annelies

Christos Theodorou on September 21, 2010

Thank you for your comments. For more Istanbul photos you can see next pages

Pedro M on October 26, 2010

Very nice


Greetings, Pedro M

Christos Theodorou on October 26, 2010

Pedro M

Thank you for your comments.

Adnan. on January 12, 2011

Congratulations to the most beautiful place of the Rumeli Fortress, Istanbul is a wonderful Greetings from Turkey-Alanya

Christos Theodorou on January 12, 2011

adneser - many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Lloret on December 26, 2012

Amazing casle, LIKE, I'm adding you to my favorite list of photographers

Christos Theodorou on December 27, 2012

Lloret - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best wishes and Happy New Year to all your family. Friendly greetings from Athens

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Photo taken in Rumeli Hisarı Mh., Yahya Kemal Caddesi, 34398 Istanbul/Istanbul Province, Turkey

Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 17, 2010
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P80
    • Taken on 2009/08/29 09:29:57
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 7.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: -0.70 EV
    • No flash