Istanbul

Dolmabahce Mosque, Besiktas, Istanbul.

Istanbul once known as Constantinople is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country’s economic, cultural, and historical center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives on the Asian side.

Panoramic view of the courtyard of the Blue Mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey. The courtyard has a square shape, but the mercator projection necessary to squeeze all the field of view into the frame bends the horizontal lines. Panorama created with Hugin.

Panoramic view of the courtyard of the Blue Mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey. The courtyard has a square shape, but the mercator projection necessary to squeeze all the field of view into the frame bends the horizontal lines. Panorama created with Hugin.

Construction of the new Golden Horn Metro Bridge, in Istanbul. The bridge will connect metro line M2 (Taksim-Hacıosman) to the Yenikapı light rail station and M1 line (Ataturk Airport-Aksaray.

Construction of the new Golden Horn Metro Bridge, in Istanbul. The bridge will connect metro line M2 (Taksim-Hacıosman) to the Yenikapı light rail station and M1 line (Ataturk Airport-Aksaray.

Istanbul

Istanbul

Golden Horn Shipyard

Golden Horn Shipyard

View of Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.

View of Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.