A beautiful street view at night at the ITU. January 25, 2023

A beautiful street view on a cold winter night at the Istanbul Technical University (ITU). The wet road reflects the streetlights and creates a beautiful, romantic scene. I took this photo on January 25, 2023.

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İstanbul facts: 10 fascinating things about the city that lies on two continents

İstanbul is a fascinating city with a rich history and culture, and as a result, there are many interesting facts about it. Some of the most interesting facts about Istanbul include:

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A rainy winter evening at the Istanbul Technical University. January 1st, 2022.

A rainy and cold winter evening at the Istanbul Technical University. The wet road reflects the streetlights and creates a beautiful, romantic scene. I took this photo on January 1st, 2022.

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Newspaper-selling boy [Istanbul, 1958]

This famous photo of a newspaper-selling boy was taken in 1958 at the Little Hagia Sophia district in Istanbul by the journalist Hilmi Şahenk (1903-1972). The 9-year-old boy is running, waving a newspaper in his right hand, and there’s a small bunch of newspapers under his left arm. There’s a 1950 Plymouth in the background.

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A beautiful sunset in Istanbul

Sunsets in Istanbul are beautiful. Here are a few photos that I took while I was crossing the Bosphorus aboard a Vapur (ferry) on a January evening. Istanbul’s ferries, locally called “vapur”, travels between two continents, between Asia and Europe.

The word vapur comes from French “Bateau à vapeur”, sometimes simply referred to as “vapeur”, which means steamboat in English (vapeur means steam).

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