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Sunset Over the Topkapi Panorama 1453 Park, Istanbul, Previously Also Known as Constantinople

By Artborghi @artborghi

Out of the old city wall of Istanbul is a tram stop called “Topkapi”. Odd enough the famous Topkapi palace is 40 minutes far away from this stop: I decided to step out and visit this location. Here is a museum dedicated to the Fall of Constantinople that took place on the 29 May 1453.

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One attack after the other, that day the Ottomans rolled several heads down the wall, from Genoese generals up to the Christian Emperor Constantine XI.

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Blood went on flowing in the city “like rainwater in the gutters after a sudden storm“, and bodies of the Turks and Christians floated in the sea “like melons along a canal”.  And so was that the second Rome turned into Istanbul, “The City”.

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Picture of this blood-red sunset shot with my Nikon D800 + 16-35 mm f/4 (click pictures to magnify).  This is still my camera. A special thanks go to Istanbul police who showed me the way out of this Panorama Park, after darkness prevailed … and scary inhabitants of this place started to show some interest for me, or just for my camera… or both?


Filed under: photography of colours, photography of sky Tagged: d800 sunsets, fall of costantinople, istanbul police, Topkapi Panorama 1453 Park

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