Under Galata Bridge - Istanbul / Turkey

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The Galata Bridge

The Galata Bridge was a symbolic link between the traditional city of Istanbul proper, site of the imperial palace and principal religious and secular institutions of the empire, and the districts of Galata, Beyoğlu, Şişli and Harbiye where a large proportion of the inhabitants were non-Muslims and where foreign merchants and diplomats lived and worked. In this respect the bridge bonded these two distinctive cultures. As Peyami Safa wrote in his novel, Fatih-Harbiye, a person who went from Fatih to Harbiye via the bridge set foot in a different civilization and different culture. Apart from its place in fiction, the romantic appearance of the Galata Bridge made it the subject of many paintings and engravings.

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Comments (276)

Eva Barchewitz on May 23, 2013

Very wonderful photo L&F Greetings Eva

Ahmet Bekir on May 23, 2013

Thanks for all likes, comments and YS dear Eva ' best wishes , Ahmet

Alfred Schaffer on June 3, 2013

Wow! Very good work! YSL!


Ahmet Bekir on June 3, 2013

Thanks Alfred, greeetings, Ahmet

ugo zendron on July 23, 2013



Ahmet Bekir on July 24, 2013

Thanks ugo, greeetings, Ahmet

Clare Dlgm. on October 18, 2013

Fantasztic composition! LIKE! Clare

Ahmet Bekir on October 18, 2013

Thanks Clare, greeetings, Ahmet

majasa on November 7, 2013

Wonderful scenery, great composition!


Greetings, majasa

Ahmet Bekir on November 7, 2013

Thanks majasa, best wishes, Ahmet

C.A.M. Bien (© CBP f… on November 10, 2013

a exquisitely crafted photo, BEAUTIFUL!!



Alla Saed on January 13, 2014

صورة رائعة البوم مميز تحيات م علاء ميلود سعيد من ليبيا like

jlcabaço (TravelJLC.… on December 11, 2014

Lugar familiar.

Perfeito “clic”!

gosto҉… da fotografia.

Saudações amigáveis de Portugal.


Ahmet Bekir on December 11, 2014

Thanks Pano friends, I'll reply to you by visiting your galleries as soon as time allows :)

Erkan Alici on December 30, 2014

* muhteşem *

Ahmet Bekir on December 31, 2014

Ziyaret ve yorumlarınız için çok teşekkür ederim Erkan bey

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Photo taken in Rüstem Paşa Mh., Galata Kpr., 34200, Turkey
Galata Bridge

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 18, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ahmet Bekir
    • Camera: SAMSUNG ES55 / VLUU ES55 / SAMSUNG SL102
    • Taken on 2012/04/21 17:09:49
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/350)
    • Focal Length: 18.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash