Daily quote – June the 4th

”If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.”- Alphonse de Lamartine

Today in 1453

Today exactly 559 years ago, in 1453 (Gregorian calender) the Ottoman sultan Mehmed II begins his conquest of the city we now know as Istanbul, Constantinopel. With an army between 80.000 to 200.000 people (which is quite a gap, if you ask me) he intended to conquer this strategically very important city. This we do … Continue reading

National Geographic Photography – Train Ride, Istanbul

Watch this beautiful picture made during a normal train ride in Instanbul, Turkey, famous for its beautiful mosque. For more stunning footage, please click here. Related blogs: – National Geographic Photography – Museum of Islamic art, Qatar – National Geographic Photography – Hot air balloon, Turkey

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