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!