Monday, 27 May 2013

Restaurants, shops and fishing on the Galata Bridge, Istanbul

The Galata Bridge connects the old city with the Galata district and the new parts of Istanbul. It is an extremely busy traffic road which is always blocked during evening hours, only the tram crosses freely on a separate lane.

Pedestrians can walk on the ground floor with restaurants and shops or on the same level as the cars and the fishermen. The fishermen are there all day long, from dawn till dusk. Hundreds of them. The views on the Bosphorus and the New Mosque are fantastic.

De Galatabrug verbindt het oude stadscentrum met het Galata district en het nieuw gedeelte van Istanboel. Het is een heel drukke verkeersader en gedurende de avondspits steeds geblokkeerd, enkel de tram kan vrij doorrijden op een aparte rijstrook. 

Voetgangers kunnen op de benedenverdieping wandelen langs de restaurants en winkels of op het hoogste verdiep waar de auto's rijden en de mannen vissen. Hier vist men de hele dag, van het ochtendgloren tot bij zonsondergang. Honderden vissers staan hier. Het zicht over de Bosphorus en de Nieuwe Moskee zijn fantastisch.. 
 
Galata Bridge Istanbul

Galata Bridge Istanbul

Galata Bridge Istanbul

Galata Bridge Istanbul

Galata Bridge Istanbul

Galata Bridge Istanbul

Galata Bridge Istanbul

Galata Bridge Istanbul

Galata Bridge Istanbul

Galata Bridge Istanbul

Galata Bridge Istanbul

Galata Bridge Istanbul

Previous Istanbul article: Fresh fish preparations at the Karakoy Fish market, Istanbul

Previous Bridge article: The most important gate of Amersfoort, the “Koppelpoort”

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10 comments:

  1. Great series of photos...I especially love the second photo!

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  2. 't Leven kan toch mooi zijn, Filip !
    Lie(f)s.

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  3. I bet there are lots and lots of fish in there. I love your photos of the boats, especially the one with the yellow masts.

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  4. Absolutely wonderful pictures.
    We have also habit to fish from the bridge.
    Greetings

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  5. Leuke gevarieerde serie weer.
    Groetjes,
    Mirthe

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  6. Lovely photos. Can't imagine here in Australia people as many as there fishing from the bridge, here would not be permitted for safety reason. It's good that the fish are plentiful.

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  7. Ziet er wederom weer fantastisch uit!
    Leuke post!

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  8. Beautiful views, and the Galata bridge was in the new dan Brown book

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  9. je hebt ons meegenomen op een leuke wandeling Filip.

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