Between the ferry docks at Eminönü

Marjolein Katsma

Groningen, Netherlands

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ferry dock, landing, pier, iskelesi, fence, railing, bridge, atatürk bridge, ataturk bridge, atatürk köprüsü, ataturk koprusu, eminönü, eminonu, beyoğlu, beyoglu, karaköy, karakoy, haydarpaşa, haydarpasa, haliç, halic, golden horn, boğaz, bogaz, bosphorus, istanbul, turkey, türkiye, turkiye, fishing, fishing rods, ferry, water, cyan, blue, black, metal, chrome, pattern

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.
You could use the collection to navigate the series, or use these small thumbnails below to jump around as you like.

Ferry dock at Üsküdar   Life of a dock fender (Eminönü)   Eminönü SOS: a lifebuoy at the ferry dock   Between the ferry docks at Eminönü   Broken pattern (Eminönü)  
Street food - the best pilav ever at Hasköy   What people do when waiting for the ferry   Not so nautical - Hasköy ferry dock   Knot - Hasköy ferry dock   Crates at the Sütlüce ferry dock  
Loose pipes... - Eminönü   ...Victaulic gauges - Eminönü   Get some cash at Üsküdar   Water, wood, concrete, paint (Sütlüce)   Yet another way to wait (Sütlüce)  
Encrustration (Hasköy)   Waiting for the ferry passengers (Üsküdar)   Water, metal, concrete, paint (Hasköy)   The blues (Haydarpaşa)   Daily commute - crossing the Bosphorus  

Eminönü is quite a busy transportation hub, with a railway station nearby, a tram stop, and a large bus station, apart from being the main harbor for many different ferry lines. It is also where the famous Atatürk Bridge starts which crosses the Golden Horn to Beyoğlu district on the northern side. Along the water side, on both sides of the bridge, is a whole row of ferry docks: on the east side (where we stand here) there are the docks for a car ferry across the Bophorus, as well as cruise boats for Bosphorus tours, on the other side there are the docks for various ferry lines for pedestrians, including the Golden Horn line (Haliç Hattı).

Through the fence we see the lower level of the Atatürk Bridge, and the fishing rods jutting out from the upper level (where many people catch a daily meal), and across the water a ferry waiting at the Karaköy dock which will cross to Haydarpaşa on the Asian shore.

But wait – ‘fence’? If you look closely, you’ll actually see four layers of fences: closest is the cyan-colored fence with the pretty star pattern, then a black fence (with some chrome curves in it), then a half-circular cyan fence, and finally the blue railing along the bridge.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

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