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ferry, boğaz, bogaz, bosphorus, haliç, halic, golden horn, atatürk köprüsü, ataturk koprusu, ataturk bridge, üsküdar, uskudar, haydarpaşa, haydarpasa, crossing, commute, commuter traffic, istanbul, turkey, türkye, turkye
Part of my The joys of waiting for the ferry collection, shot in Istanbul, October 2011. Read more about it at the intro to the series.
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With Istanbul straddling two continents across a sea straight (the Boğaz, or Bosphorus), as well as two sides of a large inlet (the Haliç, or Golden horn) that ends in the Bosphorus, it’s no wonder ferries take care of a lot of commuter traffic. Once the tunnel under the Bosphorus is ready, a lot of that traffic will be replaced by trains, but that project has been delayed by years because of a very large archeological dig: the actual Harbor of Theodosius was (quite unexpectedly) found at the planned location of a major station connecting the train and several metro lines. Until that dig is finished, work on the station and surrounding works are on hold.
We’re not quite at a ferry dock here, but close to the whole bank of ferry docks at Eminönü, on both sides of the Atatürk bridge: here we stand on the lower level of the southern half of the Ataturk Bridge (Atatürk Köprüsü) from where we see a large ferry crossing the Bosphorus – which surprised me again by how wide it is! (Much farther away on the right there’s an even larger ferry on its way north.) This ferry is on its way to the European side from either Üsküdar or Haydarpaşa (I could not tell from here) on the Asian side – we had yet to make the trips (by ferry, of course) to both of these.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1