With over 14 million inhabitants, Istanbul is the most populous city in Europe and lies on European and Asian soil. It is connected by the 1560 meter long Bosphorus Bridge, which is crossed by almost 200,000 vehicles every day. The picture “Istanbul at night” was created on a mountain on the Asian side. The long exposure allowed me to capture the many lights that make Istanbul glow every night. The European side, with the Skylines, is definitely the modern part of Istanbul. There is also the center of Taksim Square. Since Istanbul is full of beautiful places that are located throughout the city, I find it difficult to name certain places. I favor the whole city as a nice place. In addition to the sights from each guide book, hideously painted alleys and interesting people hide in the whole city. Small, unique cafes and delicacies that are prepared in front of your eyes, you will find something more off than in the crowded shopping streets. As long as you are on guard, there is nothing in your way to see the city from your perspective. The only thing that seems important to me is:
- Visit Istanbul in spring, late summer or fall. The heat, coupled with all the traffic, can be very sticky in summer. In winter, it’s the freezing cold with heavy rainfall and snow that can spoil your fun.
- Since the public transport use their own lanes and are not under congestion, it is worth using an Istanbulkart. With it you can use the majority of public transport, such as the bus, the metro and some ferries.