If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul. ~Alphonse de Lamartine
Haliç (Golden Horn), Istanbul, 1890s
The Golden Horn as seen from the hills of Eyüp in the 1890s, looking toward Sütlüce in the foreground, and the Old City in the distance.
The Golden Horn (Turkish: Altın Boynuz; Ancient Greek: Χρυσόκερας, Chrysókeras; Latin: Sinus Ceratinus) is a major urban waterway and the primary inlet of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey. Its modern Turkish name is “Haliç” (means little bay).