Constantinople/Byzantium/Istanbul

As an outsider, I went on a tour of Istanbul a few years ago, and we travelled the City Walls for most of it's 14 kilometers. Only then did the length and depth of this beautiful City's history begin to dawn on me. Probably unparalleled by any other.
Topkapi Paleis.

Topkapi Paleis.

Galata Tower Istanbul - By Yıldırım İncealemdaroğlu

Galata Tower Istanbul - By Yıldırım İncealemdaroğlu

Constantinople 2nd view...obviously the greatest fortified city on earth

Constantinople 2nd view...obviously the greatest fortified city on earth

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Ottoman Mansions on the Bosphorus. Borusan Building

Ottoman Mansions on the Bosphorus. Borusan Building

Adalet Kulesi, Topkapı Sarayı

Adalet Kulesi, Topkapı Sarayı

Topkapi Palace - Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapi Palace - Istanbul, Turkey

Balat, Sokaklar, Istanbul, Turkey - the traditional Jewish quarter in the Fatih district of Istanbul.

Balat, Sokaklar, Istanbul, Turkey - the traditional Jewish quarter in the Fatih district of Istanbul.

Arnavutköy Ottoman Building, İstanbul, Turkey.

The Bosphorus Villages of Arnavutk�y and Bebek

Arnavutköy Ottoman Building, İstanbul, Turkey.

House on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey.

House on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey.

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