Monday Moment: Fishing From The Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey

27.February 2012

Monday Moment, Turkey

Fishing Off the Galata Bridge, ,Istanbul, TurkeyThe Galata Bridge in the heart of Istanbul is a gathering place for both locals and tourists.

Locals set themselves up for hours at a time fishing off the upper deck or tucking themselves away in the lower decks cafes and restaurants. Tourists stop off at the boats selling fish sandwiches on one side and stroll up the hill on the other side to the Galata Tower and Istiklal Caddesi; the pedestrian mall filled with fashionable shopping and great dining.

It is always lively and interesting and affords some of the most stunning views of the city.

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4 Responses to “Monday Moment: Fishing From The Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey”

  1. Claire Says:

    Yes, great shot! I tried and tried for something like this when I was there…..I guess the lighting was off. Or maybe just the photographer ;)

  2. Leigh Says:

    Nice lighting and composition.

  3. Andrew Says:

    We just started planning our Turkey trip. Gonna have to go find this bridge and see if they are still fishing.
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