Winter in Istanbul: Galata Bridge


Sunday 12 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

From the mid-winter stay in Istanbul

Wandering the streets in the rain is actually not a bad thing, providing you are not on the way to work of course. Back in late January I spent a few days aimlessly wandering, cross-continental, around the streets of Istanbul.




Now the bridge in the centre of the image above is Galata Bridge, which is a modern replacement for a number of bridges there dating back to the mid nineteenth century.




Spanning the Golden Horn, it connects the modern part of Istanbul around Beyoğlu to the historic area of Sultanahmet and Eminönü. It’s a busy thoroughfare, day and night, for vehicular and pedestrian traffic, as well as trams crossing every few minutes.






However, the main spectacle is always the fisherfolk of Galata Bridge… come rain or shine, in freezing snow or blistering heat, you’ll ALWAYS find them here.




There’s hardly a space left in between them.

I wonder if the have ‘their own spot’?

Do they ever fight over who stands where?

Do they ever go home?

And just… why?




I guess this is the answer…

There is always plenty to show for their collective efforts on sale.










9 thoughts on “Winter in Istanbul: Galata Bridge

  1. […] Horn towards the area of Sultanahmet and the Topkapı Palace. Just out of shot to the right is the Galata Bridge, over which you’d cross the Golden Horn to reach […]


  2. Hey Spike … looks like they are enjoying themselves 🙂

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  3. AnnetteM says:

    The seagulls look pretty interested in them too. I wonder if they get some bits to eat?


  4. Joanne says:

    Winter is always my favourite time to visit Istanbul – then again, I just love Istanbul! 🙂

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  5. dayphoto says:

    To keep all those fishing lines straight…amazing!


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