Friday, October 26, 2012

A walk across the Galeta Bridge

 
This isn't the greatest photo, but it shows the Golden Horn from the other side of the Galeta Bridge, which we crossed on foot today after our Taksim Square adventure. There was lots of activity on both sides of the bridge, but what surprised me most was the number of fishermen. They were lined up almost all the way across!

 
That tall tower you see in the background of the above photo? That's Galeta Tower, which was built by the Genoese in the 14th century and is still standing tall.
 
When we got to the Golden Horn side, I was amazed at the crowd hanging out by the harbor. But it IS a holiday weekend and we WERE warned that it was going to be crowded!
 
 
This is almost - but not quite - as crowded as the Spice Market was a few days ago!