Thursday, June 2, 2011

Old & New İstanbul (1) / Eminonu Galata Bridge

Last month National Geographic magazine celebrated its 10th year in Turkey with a beautiful exhibition, with the photos taken in Turkey but have not been published before..They also gave a small album of these photos with the April issue. As I am always crazy about old photographs, it was such a big treat for me..

Now I will try to show you some places of İstanbul with the help of these photos..
Photo of Yeni Cami from the Galata bridge. Taken by Maynard Owen Williams in 1928

another one from 1925 by Branson de Cou /Ewing Galloway

and today...

Galata Bridge is the bridge that spans the Golden Horn and the very fist bridge constructed at this place  in 1894. The one in NG photo was the 4th bridge built in 1912. The current and the 5th one opened in 1994.

The Ottoman imperial mosque behind is called the New Mosque, but it was finished in 1665!!!


  1. A good ideea to compare the 2 photos! Different, fashion, different atmosphere!

  2. Historical photos are so much fun.
    The New Mosque is huge!

    Someone predicted once that the earth would collapse from the sheer weight of everyone's National Geographic magazines on their bookshelves.

  3. I like the whimsicality of still referring to a 1665 mosque as the "new" one!

  4. Such history! Have to admit I have not looked at our April NG, but now I will! We have been subscribers for 35 years. And yes, Dina, our bookshelves are loaded with them!

  5. Regaip kandilinizi kutlar hayırlara vesile olmasını diler saygılar sunarım.

  6. I love your pictures. Missing you a lot folks and we hope to meet again soon. Hugs and kisses to both of you.

  7. Merhaba; bayıldım resimlere, ellerin dert görmesin.sevgilerrrr...

  8. those old black and whites are marvelous....

  9. Such a famous building, the New Mosque, and so beautiful. Very funny, you two, about the book shelves!

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  11. awesome beautiful photos... the old and the new !
    have a great week
    ~laura xx



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