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    Posted September 30, 2014 by
    istanbul, Turkey
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    Galata Bridge in Istanbul


    Photographer: Görkem Keser


    Life starts early in the morning at Galata Bridge. The bridge still protects its unique spirit with fishermen, tourists, tea and bagel salesmen. Some come just for fun, where some earns money out of fishing. Because visiting the bridge is one of the significant attraction in the city, fishermen got used to the tourist taking pictures, they even pose sometimes. it is not only the fishermen that can get benefits out of the brigde but also cats and seagulls, they are always fed by fishermen.
    Fishing rods, hot teas in cold days with pleasant chat makes the bridge a place where you can sense the old-neighbour spirit in modernized Turkey. Bridge welcomes both professionals, frequenter for years, and amateurs, enthusiastic beginners. Amateurs are eager to learn the right time and the right place to catch fishes. The Galata Bridge is a rare place where different political wings, ages, genders can get along together. Also it is a significant figure of Istanbul with it's thousands of fishermen with rods.
    People on the bridge are unaware that they ae a part of an important composition of Istanbul. yet, there is an urban sprawl problem in istanbul which spoils the sulhouette and spread very fast. Even though it's hard for the people to accept the truth, the city is under the risk of loosing it's original and aesthetic spirit. With this conditions, places like galata bridge can sustain the historical touch of the city for today.


    Destination: Galata Bridge/Karaköy/istanbul/Turkey

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