Photographer's Note

Galata Bridge is one of Istanbul’s iconic landmarks. Indeed no visit to Istanbul is complete without walking along or ferrying under the Galata Bridge. The bridge spans the Golden Horn to connect the city’s two European sides.

The present Galata Bridge was built as late as 1994, though it was in 1845 that this bridge was built for the first time and Galata was connected to the old town.

The bridge is quite low to sea level, meaning that only small ships can pass under it….and that brings us to one of Istanbulites’ most favorite pastime – fishing. The bridge’s most enduring image is its shoulder-to-shoulder fisherman casting off into the water below. The almost unbroken line of bobbing rods is a romantic sight, but not all the fishermen pay careful attention to where they’re be careful while walking :-)

In this view, standing on the Galata Bridge, I also tried to capture in the frame, the Yeni Camii - the ‘New mosque’ which majestically rises on the Eminönü side at the southern end of the Galata Bridge. It is one of the best-known sights of Istanbul.

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Additional Photos by Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
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