Posted by: gardner310 | June 1, 2013

A View from Galata Tower, Istanbul

View from the tower

View from the tower

We were free to see the city today so I took a walk to Galata Tower which was built in 528AD.  It sits on one of the hills of Istanbul and it is a good hike up but I was pleased to see a relatively short line to go to the top of tower.  The Italians restored the tower in 1929 and the narrow balcony provides a panoramic view of the city and the beautiful Bosphorus, showing both continents.

Nemo hoodie

Nemo hoodie

The main street back to the port has numerous shops devoted to boating and water sports including scuba diving.  I found a hoodie I want to buy on the next trip back.  It will certainly make me easy to find on the next dive.

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