Photographer's Note

This is the famous Bosphorus Bridge of Istanbul, connecting both parts (Asian and Eruopean parts) of thic city.
Untill it's construction the connections was been made with a huge fleet of boats and ferryboats, which took at those days a time of almost 45 minutes.
Nowadays you are only within 5 minutes either in Europe or Asia.

The construction begun in the year 1970 and was finished in 1973. The ceremonial opening took place on 29 October 1973, the most important holiday of Turkey the foundation day of the modern Turkish Republic.
Nowadays about 200.000 vehicles are travelling every day on that bridge.
Nowadays 3 spanning bridges are connecting two parts of the city.

When the first bridge was finished I was on a business trip in Japan.
On a dinner we were enjoying Sake and discussing different matters.
When I mentioned the bridge, my Japanes friend said : "Well you're now a frequent traveller between Europe and Asia". Aren't you ?

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