Galata Tower

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Paul Carlson

Built as a fortress by descendants of the crusaders in 1348, Galata Tower offers a panoramic view of the city of Istanbul, particularly beautiful at night. There is always a long line awaiting this wonderful view over the city rooftops and accoss the Golden Horn from the outdoor balcony on the top floor. Nearby is Istikial Street - the city's main pedestrian shopping street lined with embassies and always crowded with shoppers.

Location: Galata Shopping District of Istanbul, Turkey


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