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.
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Greek Fire outside the walls of Constantinople

Greek Fire outside the walls of Constantinople

Byzantine Greek Fire during the Siege of Constantinople

Byzantine Greek Fire during the Siege of Constantinople

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Water Fountain, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Water Fountain, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

British Admiralty Nautical Chart 1198: Turkey, Istanbul Bogazi (The Bosporus)

British Admiralty Nautical Chart 1198: Turkey, Istanbul Bogazi (The Bosporus)

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Sirkeci train terminal. Last stop for the Orient Express. Istanbul, TURKEY.

Sirkeci train terminal. Last stop for the Orient Express. Istanbul, TURKEY.

Ankara, Turkey

Ankara, Turkey

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