Why I love the Bosphorus (and you should too)

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This first picture was taken from the Harem bus station just before leaving for Antalya.

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A few shots while riding the ferry from Eminönü to Uskudar.

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These three were taken while waiting for the Ferry in Karaköy. This is the same vantage as my headline picture. Technically, that is the Golden Horn we are looking at, not the Bosphorus.

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A night shot of Dolmabahçe Sarayı near the Beşiktaş ferry. I took this from the back of the ferry, then went to the front to try and get the Beylerbeyi Sarayı as well but all those shots were from too far away and were no good. My little phone camera doesn’t do well at night.

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Mihirimah Sultan Cami. This mosque dominates the scenery near the Uskudar ferry. Anytime I am heading from or returning to home by boat or metro, I will be passing right by here. At night I’ll actually be sitting on its steps while waiting for my bus.

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This one and everything below were all taken on the same evening. There’s a park near Beylerbeyi Sarayı (Beylerbeyi Palace) that has the perfect bench. I like to go there at least once a week on my way home to just sit and watch the sunset behind the Borphorus Bridge. It is the perfect spot to sit, unwind, pray, and enjoy the beauty. As always, click on any of these pictures for a high def shot. Feel free to steal whatever you like for your desktop walpaper, screen saver, facebook cover photo, or whatever other use you would put it to.

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