The Bosphorus Strait separates Europe from Asia.  Approximately 35% of Istanbul is located on the European side of the Strait and the remaining 65% is located on the Asian side of the Strait.  While there wasn’t time for me to cross the Bosphorus Bridge and actually set foot on the Asian side of Istanbul, there was just enough time on Sunday afternoon to sneak in a boat tour before our work meetings started.

I realized after the fact that I had a setting out of whack on my camera.  I’m not sure what it was, but the color is just so off on all of the shots.  I tried editing them a bit in Photoshop, but they still look really funny to me. Sigh!

That said, here are three of my favorite shots from the trip on the Sea of Marmara and down the Bosphorus  Strait.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below?

Boat Tour 1 copyBosphorus Boat Tour Photo #1.  A view of the European part of Istanbul from the water.

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Bosphorus Boat Tour Photo #2.  Another look at the Galata Tower.

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Bosphorus Boat Tour Photo #3.  The Bosphorus Bridge, one of two bridges that span the Bosphorus Straight linking Europe to Asia, was the fourth longest suspension bridge in the world when it was completed in 1973.  It is now the 13th longest.  

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