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Friday, September 07, 2012

What makes Istanbul beautiful | Scholars and Rogues

What makes Istanbul beautiful
Posted on September 7, 2012 by Sara Maurer under Leisure & Travel

Anyone who has walked around the upper platform of Istanbul’s Galata Tower will notice history in the city’s skyline. Instead of the boxy skyscrapers and glass buildings we’re used to in America’s big cities, Istanbul’s pointed mosque minarets and jagged palace walls give the city a creatively pure look. Every day, the Bosphorus shines a bright blue, shaping a stunning scene against the red tile roofs and typically clear sky of this bi-continental city.

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