Winter in Istanbul: Galata Bridge

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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I guess this is the answer…

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

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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 […]

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  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?

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  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!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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