Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Galata Bridge

After our walk in the new town, we descended past the Galata Tower to the Galata Bridge and crossed it to Eminonu, a transportation hub and place of many sights.
The Galata Bridge is neither old nor
architecturally interesting, but it does carry
the tram, cars and trucks and buses, and
pedestrians, peddlers, and dozens of fisher-
persons























I enjoyed the message here "building bridges
between the cultures"




















On the Eminonu side, these three boats sells tons on fresh
grilled fish sandwiches to adoring crowds; I ate there a
couple nights later

















One interesting feature of the Galata Bridge is that dozens of
resturants lie immediately below it (here with their sun shades
down)

















Looking across the Golden Horn to the new town, and
Galata Tower
















Eminonu, where the main train station and the
main tram line converge, also many of the
commuter ferries, beginning of old town, many sights,
here, the "new" mosque (mid-16th century)

















The pedestrian under-passes from port to tram or mosque or
wherever are always wall-to-wall people, shops...
















But there is relative tranquility at the numerous "money-
from-the-wall" sites


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