The Bosphorus Bridge had the 4th longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed in 1973, and the longest outside the United States. (wikipedia)
The bridge named for the conqueror of Constantinople, Mehmed II.
It is a gravity-anchored suspension bridge with steel pylons and vertical hangers. The aerodynamic deck is hanging on double vertical steel cables. It is 1,510 m long with a deck width of 39 m. The distance between the towers (main span) is 1,090 m and their height over road level is 105 m. The clearance of the bridge from sea level is 64 m. (Wikipedia)
Betula papyrifera (paper birch) turning color early, August 26.
2004, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkey
Peppers in the courtyard of the Anatolia restaurant.
The ferry across the Sea of Marmara.
The Celsus Library is a single hall that faces east toward the morning sun, as Vitruvius advised, to benefit early risers. (Wikipedia)