Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

• Web time on the shores of the Bosphorus

Why web era? Because buying a ticket for the boat, which rolls the tourists along the Bosphorus, in fact, you buy a ticket in the long run on a time machine.

And the next few hours actually spend in a giant open-air museum, which will see the life of different eras - from ancient times and the Middle Ages to the Baroque and the modern age of nanotechnology.

And all this in the Real World mode, on the banks of the Bosphorus ...

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

As soon as you are settled in Istanbul hotel, at the reception you will immediately be offered a free map of attractions and recommend "very cool tour." One of them will certainly be called a boat trip on the Bosphorus, will offer on-site reservation issue for some 50-65 euros.

Friends, do not get fooled !!!! Just go to Eminönü pier near the Galata bridge and buy a ticket for ... 10 pounds.

It does not matter that this boat crawls along the Bosphorus rather slowly, because then you can enjoy the incredibly colorful European and Asian sides of the Strait with a lot of castles, palaces, mosques, churches, buildings of different times and peoples, including the modern slums and luxury homes "new Turks ", and all this without haste to take a picture.

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

The boat departs from the pier near the Galata Bridge and goes out of the Golden Horn Bay.

On the opposite bank of the wharf Karaköy and Galata Tower rising

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

Galata Bridge, always filled with fishermen and on both sides of which you can taste the famous salmon-ekmek

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

The Amazing Istanbul houses, always growing up. Sometimes it seems that some of the houses literally squeezed into the narrow gap between the already existing structures

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

The largest of Istanbul Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art and placed him Nusritie Tophane Mosque, built in 1822 by Mahmud II.

The architect of the mosque was the famous Krikor Balyan, the first galaxy of the court of Armenian architects who built three decades a lot of very beautiful buildings for the Turkish sultans.

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

Cihangir Mosque "second" with different minarets. Cihangir The first mosque was built by the most famous court architect Sinan, the Ottoman Empire in the XVI century.

However, it is first burnt and then was completely destroyed by the earthquake, so in 1874, grew up here, "the second" Cihangir Mosque, built by the architect Sarkis Balian for Sultan Abdul Aziz

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

At first, she had one minaret, and the second, eastern, appeared later.

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

Residential areas near Kabatas pier

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

Dolmabahçe Mosque operation Garabed Balian. This is one of the most luxuriously decorated mosques Baroque

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

View First Bosphorus Bridge, which is called Boğaziçi Köprüsü

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

The famous Dolmabahce Palace, which became a symbol of the greatness and decline of the Ottoman Empire of the XIX century.

Once there was a bay, which was based the Navy of the Ottoman Empire, then the bay and fell asleep under Sultan Murad IV is started to build wooden palace. However, in 1842 all the wooden buildings were demolished and in 1855 Karapet and Nikogos

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

The building of the palace covers an area of ​​46,000 square meters and there 285 rooms, 46 halls, 6 Turkish baths and 46 bathrooms!

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

Neighborhood Besiktas. Once there was a dense forest, and today it is an important commercial and cultural district of Istanbul.

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

Ciragan Palace, which built all the same Nikogos Balian. However, as Cihangir Mosque, this "second" palace.

The first one was completely destroyed by fire, and in its place was a football field ... until 1991, at which the training club "Besiktas" ...

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

... and in 1991 there Ciragan Palace rose again, which was turned into a 5-star hotel Siragan Palace Hotel Kempinski

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

So instead of sultans and their servants here today inhabit the rich guests

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

First Bosphorus Bridge, which links the European and Asian parts of Istanbul

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

Near the bridge is the University of Galatasaray. Side by side are two buildings - the current and let some time ago damaged by fire.

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

Notice how different graffiti on the fence of the graffiti, which we can see on our zabroshkah.

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

About Ortaköy pier long-standing rusty ship moored, anchored that cormorants made a nest and feed the offspring ...

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

The fortress Rumeli Hisar and the Second Bosphorus Bridge. About Fortress is a separate story.

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

density of construction in Istanbul is that it seems as if the bridge begins in the courtyard houses.

And under the bridge land is not empty, as can be seen in our country.

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

near the second Bosphorus Bridge tourist boat turns around and moves back along the Asian shore of the Bosphorus. Where the river flows Huck-Su in the Strait.

By the way, at this point a large concentration of very good fish restaurants!

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

Küçüksu Palace Palace, about which I spoke a few days ago.

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

Asian Beach Bomsfora strikingly different from the built-up and densely dotted with marinas, palaces and mosques of Europe.

Here is more vegetation, the house look rich and are often somewhat detached that all unusual for Istanbul

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

The building of the higher military school Kuleli

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

with the name of the rich residents of Istanbul. And just opposite, across the Strait, the densely populated regions of the European part of Istanbul

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

Someone even has its own mosque and minaret

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

The rich private estates

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

A bit further, a few hundred meters along the beach is a completely different ownership. Abandoned and semi-abandoned

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

The wooden house in a meter from the sea waves. And nailed !!!

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

Roof for making seagulls sunning ...

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

The Wealth and Poverty of Istanbul

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

In this garage is not important to call the street with overclocking. Otherwise the Navigator will have to catch in the turbulent waters of the Bosphorus

Cobweb times on the shores of the Bosphorus

Havens Üsküdar. Here, the ship is still going to the Maiden's Tower, and then turns back to the Galata Bridge to finish this leisurely three-hour journey along the Bosphorus ...