Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Lonely Planet - ALONG THE BOSPHORUS

Just another fantastic views along the Straits of Bopshorus, a heavy traffic waterway connecting the Sea of Marmara to Black Sea...



...the lavish and expensive palace that crumbled the Ottoman Empire...


...there are few palaces along the straits on both sides...



...one of the fishing villages...

...highly shipping lane traffics across the straits...
...the bridge hopefully will be eased a little bit when the underwater tunnel across the straits is completed...




...was part of the city wall from the Topkapi Palace...

14 comments:

CAHAYA said...

:) Nice.

[danial][ma] said...

hej! CAHAYA...yeah, the views were definitely nice but i have to hold my hands from the cold wind, really freezing cold...;-)

en_me said...

chantekknyerrr..

[danial][ma] said...

hej! en_me...always beautiful even in winter...;-)

mazddaud said...

all the pictures here can be a very nice postcard!!

Pak Tuo said...

Danial,
jes a quest.Is the ferry service between Izmir ie.south of Turkey to Samos (Greece) or to Bari(Italy) still in service?

You have a 'Far Away Eyes'(taking The Rolling Stones song)my man.
Stay cool

[danial][ma] said...

hej! Pak Tuo...yup, and i did not have the chance to take the ferry ride to samos...maybe some other times...;-)

[danial][ma] said...

hej! mazddaud...great idea...;-)

Hazia said...

Hi.
I just returned from Turkey. Great photos you have there. I had gloves on but had to take them off when I took photos, yeah my fingers were freezing:)

[danial][ma] said...

hej! Hazia...read through yours too and glad that you have great time in turkey...yeah, it was freezing without gloves...;-)

Awang Goneng said...

Have always wanted to go to Istanbul since I read Pamuk. Nice pics! As you say: hej!

aliff muhammad said...

Masyaallah, cantiknya. Satu hari nanti Aliff mahu ke sana. Mahu lihat Aya Sofia...

[danial][ma] said...

hej! AG...great country to visit and for sure one day you and kak teh will have the chance to travel to turkey...;-)

[danial][ma] said...

hej! aliff muhammad...yup, aliff, istanbul is a nice place to visit and you need at least three days to go around istanbul...;-)

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