From the top terrace of the Galata tower (here its shadow on the cityscape), a view on the North side of Istanbul. Mosques and modern building adorned with satellite dishes mix at sunset. Istanbul has around 15 millions of inhabitants and it stretches from the Marmara sea, a north-east Mediterranean appendix, up to the Bosporus, gate to the Black sea.
Watching south, the historical Istanbul centre, with the Topkapi Saray (=palace), residence of the Sultan, the blue mosque and in the distance the new modern area outside of the Topkapi walls. Modern and ancient quarters ae connected among the others by the modern Ataturk bridge.
Pictures shot with D800 plus 70-200 VR-II – Click to magnify each picture.