Tranquil and Turbulent

David Zaret
Vice President for International Affairs
Professor of Sociology and History
Bryan Hall 104, Bloomington, IN

Yalis on the Borphorus-- and a few other water scenes from Istanbul

The first series of images show Yalis, viewed from a ferry on the Bosphorus.

Yali on Bosphorus


Several miscellaneous water scenes that I photographed from ferry trips on the Bosphorus.

Dolmabahçe Palace was built in the 19th century. It was home for six sultans
until the caliphate ended in 1924. 14 tons of gold were consumed in gilding the ceilings.

Hagia Sophia, viewed from ferries as they approach a major warf for commuters.

Something old and new. Near to a major bridge that links the city's European and Asian side is Rumelian Castle, built by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II as he worked toward the conquest of Constantinople. Built 1451-52.

A view of the Bosphorus from Topkapi Palace, looking toward the Asian
side of the city.

Istanbul Bridge

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