A Magical seal unites Europe & Asia : Istanbul

Istanbul, beautiful Istanbul. Istanbul is like a child of others, you enjoy her when she is smiling, but you leave her when she is crying.



If the Earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Salt Galata

“Holy Istanbul! Your name is the most enchanting one of all names which enchant me.” – Pierre Loti

The Historical Peninsula

“People were right when they say there is no other place on earth as beautiful looking as Istanbul.” – Chateaubriand

Rumelian Castle

“Life can’t be all that bad, I’d think from time to time. Whatever happens, I can always take a long walk along the Bosphorus.” – Orhan Pamuk

“İstanbul is a magical seal which unites Europe and Asia since the ancient times. Without a doubt, Istanbul is certainly the most beautiful place of the world.” – Gerard De Nerval

Golden Horn

“Paris is a beautiful hall, London is a beautiful park, Berlin is a beautiful barracks but Istanbul is a beautiful city.” – Zülfü Livaneli

Istiklal Avenue

Camondo Steps

Anatolian Castle


Eminönü From Galata Bridge

Photo Credit: Yasemin Arpağ


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