Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A favourite Istanbul Place ... Rumelihisarı

Rumelihisarı, Istanbul, originally uploaded by - di.

This fortress, built back in 1451, is one of my favourite Istanbul places.

After catching the sunrise on the Asian-side, Gert, Yakup and I wandered over to Bebek for breakfast. Afterwards , for 3 turkish lire (1.50euro) we had the freedom to roam in this beautiful ruin.

You can see the second Europe to Asia bridge crossing the Bosphorous there in the distance.

The peace and the view make it a truly lovely place to wander.


furiousBall said...

the history in asia and europe is amazing, here in the US, it's like a different country or something over there


paris parfait said...

So lovely, Di! What a treat to spend time there. xo

Di Mackey said...

You can imagine my surprise when I arrived to live in Istanbul, Van. I was fresh from a country of 4 million people, a small island nation at the bottom of the world, with no real clue that Europe and Asia were joined by two bridges :)

It was, Tara. I'm already half-planning a return ;) xo

Alex said...

Lovely images, as ever, of Istanbul Di. It sounds as though Istanbul is a fascinating city, and I know someone else who speaks very highly of the place too.

Looks as though you had a great time there!

Have fun sorting out all those images!



Di Mackey said...

Thanks Alex. I think I can say, with quite some certainty, that you would love Istanbul.