Istanbul from the Bosphorus

Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

  • Available
  • Artist
  • Artwork Comments 13

Wall Art

Home Decor



Artist's Description

Minarets are everywhere in Istanbul, Turkey.

I believe the minarets and dome belong to the Nusretiye Mosque in the Tophane district of Beyoğlu. While its architecture is influenced by Islamic elements, it retains a Baroque style, making it unique to the city. It was built in 1823-1826 by Sultan Mahmut II.

The tall tower on the left is the Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi in Turkish) — called Christea Turris (the Tower of Christ in Latin) by the Genoese. A medieval stone tower in the Galata district, just to the north of the Golden Horn. One of the city’s most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and affords a panoramic vista of Old Istanbul and its environs.

The nine-story tower is 66.90 meters tall (62.59 m without the ornament on top, 51.65 m at the observation deck), and was the city’s tallest structure when it was built. The elevation at ground level is 35 meters above sea-level. The tower has an external diameter of 16.45 meters at the base, an 8.95 meters diameter inside, and walls that are 3.75 meters thick.


Related shots can be found at Turkey or Eastern Meditteranean.

Artwork Comments

  • davidmilne
  • cherylc1
  • Joanne  Bradley
  • Annika Strömgren
  • Jens Helmstedt
  • Tom Gomez
  • ourjrny
  • Tom Gomez
  • Lynne Morris
  • Tom Gomez
  • CeePhotoArt
  • DeliKedi
  • Tom Gomez
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.