It Served Only One Purpose

Rumeli Fortress Rumeli Fortress was ordered to be built by Fatih the Conqueror in 1452 on the narrowest point of the Bosphorus in an attempt to control the ships passing by and eventually conquer Constantinople. Completed in four months, the plans of the fortress are thought to be designed by Architect Muslihuddin Aga. Located exactly…

Istanbul, I will beat you..

Haydarpasa Train Station In old Turkish movies, when a character would migrate to Istanbul Haydarpasa would usually be the first thing they’d see and perhaps challenge. When you look at its history, the train station was built between 1906 and 1908 with the German intention of reaching Middle East and India through railways. Designed by…

A Treasure in its Composition

Suleymaniye Mosque Ordered to be built by Suleyman the Magnificent, Suleymaniye Mosque is one of the most famous works of architect Mimar Sinan and it was built between 1550 and 1557.       Built on the third hill of Istanbul, Suleymaniye Mosque Complex not only can be seen from many parts of the city, but also…

The Best Way to Enjoy the Bosphorus

How can one start to describe the sentimentality that surrounds Istanbul ferries? The smell of the sea, the sounds, the way the ferry slowly makes its way through the waves, and the seagulls that accompany it…. None of these descriptions do justice to the real thing. Instead, hop on the ferry right now and enjoy the…