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Istanbul's situation across the intersection of three waterways: The Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn is what has made it so important throughout history. The river known as the Golden Horn is the city’s historic downtown waterway. It’s crowded with fishing boats, commercial ships and ferries carrying passengers up and down the river, and from one side to the other. Sunset is the best time to be there, because that’s when the Golden Horn lives up to its name.

This shot was taken from another one of Istanbul's famous landmarks, the Galata Bridge. As the sun sets over the western shore, a golden streak is reflected on the water. Thus the name, Golden Horn. I took several shots, but this is my favourite, with a boat caught in the golden shaft.

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Additional Photos by Eva Kato (dawekato) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 480 N: 357] (2269)
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