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Sunset over the Topkapi Panorama 1453 Park, Istanbul, previously also known as Constantinople

Out of the old city wall of Istanbul is a tram stop called “Topkapi”. Odd enough the famous Topkapi palace is 40 minutes far away from this stop: I decided to step out and visit this location. Here is a museum dedicated to the Fall of Constantinople that took place on the 29 May 1453.

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One attack after the other, that day the Ottomans rolled several heads down the wall, from Genoese generals up to the Christian Emperor Constantine XI.

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Blood went on flowing in the city “like rainwater in the gutters after a sudden storm“, and bodies of the Turks and Christians floated in the sea “like melons along a canal”.  And so was that the second Rome turned into Istanbul, “The City”.

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Picture of this blood-red sunset shot with my Nikon D800 + 16-35 mm f/4 (click pictures to magnify).  This is still my camera. A special thanks go to Istanbul police who showed me the way out of this Panorama Park, after darkness prevailed … and scary inhabitants of this place started to show some interest for me, or just for my camera… or both?

Posted by lorenzoborghi on January 28, 2014
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  1. 01/28/2014

    Nice pictures, including the sharp inclusion of birds and plane, against the sunset.

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    • 01/28/2014

      I wanted to mount the 70-200 to get sharper birds and planes than with the 16-35, but I did not take the long lens out of my bag because of those strange people around me 😀

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  2. 01/28/2014
    passionarts16

    Beautiful

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    • 01/28/2014

      I see similar colors in your nice drawings of owl and trees

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      • 01/28/2014
        passionarts16

        Thank You.

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