day 67_Istanbul_cohabitation

east and west together
east and west together

Bosporus Bridge (one of the two bridges connecting Europe and Asia):

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As many developing cities that have rapidly outgrown their ancient cores and exponentially expanded their (nowadays ambiguous) boundaries, Istanbul fights a daily battle with traffic. The city has grown more or less in a linear fashion, but today there are only two bridges across the Bosporus channel connecting the east part of the city to the west.

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Iconic mosques and modern office/residential towers are sprinkled throughout the dense fabric of the old city:

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