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The Galata Tower in Istanbul was built to the north of the Golden Horn during 14th Century, when there was a Genoese colony in the Byzantine Constantinople.

© Photo by Jens Helmstedt

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  • LorenaLo
    LorenaLoover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous!! We went in Turkey 4 years ago and i remember that Galata was surrounded by walls, constructed by the Genoese. These walls started at Azapkapi near the Golden Horn. The Galata Tower was the northernmost observation tower and the walls go down. Beautiful shot Jens!!

  • Thank you very much for your interest and visit Lorena! Nice that you know Istanbul :)))

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • calves
    calvesover 5 years ago

    wonderful shot Jens!!!

  • Thanks very much for your nice words Claudia!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 5 years ago

    Such a grand sight!! Beautiful work Jens………. :)))

  • Thanks very much for your nice comment Rose!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Joe Powell
    Joe Powellover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture…!!! Love the way you used the one third rule.

  • Thank you very much for your nice comment Joe!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Carla Jensen
    Carla Jensenover 5 years ago

    Outstanding cityscape…Jens!! I just love all those old buildings ! And as always love the History you give with your images ! Excellent work my friend wtg!

  • Thank you very much for your nice words Carla!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasover 5 years ago

    Another wonderful image!!!

  • Many thanks for your nice comment Dorina!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsover 5 years ago

    Wonderful work

  • Many thanks Thea :)))

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 5 years ago

    wonderful photo

  • Many thanks Heloisa !!!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • tonymm6491
    tonymm6491over 5 years ago


  • Thanks very much Tony!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Olga Zvereva
    Olga Zverevaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful view! There are so many different architecture styles in the same image.

  • Many thanks for your nice words Olga!

    – Jens Helmstedt

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