New Bridge Over the Golden Horn, Constantinople, Turkey

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tiff scanned file from original glass slide
Description
Constantinople (kn-stn´ t-n´ pl) is made up of many different sections. Part of it is in Europe and part in Asia. The Bosporus (bs´-p-rs) separates the two continents. Leading off from the Bosporus, on the European side, is a long narrow bay called the Golden Horn because of its shape. Just south of the entrance to the Horn is the Sea of Marmora (mär´-m-rå). On the triangle of land between the Horn and Marmora is Stamboul (stäm-bl´) the part of Constantinople in which you now are. Beyond the Horn, to the northward, you see Galata (gä´ lä-tä), another section of the city. It is also in Europe. To the right, beyond your view, is the Bosporus. On the other side of this strait is Scutari (sk´ tä-r), still another section of the city. Galata is the oldest suburb of Constantinople. It is the trading section. In the distance rises the Galata Tower occupied by fire watchmen. Between the bridge and the tower there is a network of dirty, narrow streets. Beyond Galata is Pera (p´ rå), the European quarter. Pera is modern. It has American and English shops and hotels. Here live the officials representing foreign countries. Stamboul is the seat of the Turkish government. The bridge was once a wooden structure, built in 1845. In 1909 a steel bridge took its place. To cross it on foot you pay a toll of 10 paras (1/4 cent). It is a mixed crowd from all nations that pour back and forth over the bridge all day long. It is estimated that a hundred thousand persons cross it every day. At the near end of the bridge is the fish market. You see the fishermen's boats drawn up by the shore of the Golden Horn. Keystone ID: 10953 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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Copyright by the Keystone View Company. The original slides are housed in McConnell Library's Special Collections.