Gatala Tower and Beyoglu District (Istanbul, Turkey)

2009-10-30 4

Beyoglu district is a part of the heart of Istanbul.

Beyoglu district is located on the European side of Istanbul., located on the north bank of the Golden Horn. It was known as Pera (meaning the other side, in Greek) during the middle ages, and this name remained in common use until the establishment of the Turkish Republic. The Galata Tower , a medieval stone tower built by the Genoese, is one of the most striking landmarks of Istanbul. It affords a panoramic vista of Old Istanbul and its environs.

The tower is 66,90 meters High. You can pay 10 lira to take an elevator to visit it. There’s a restaurant and a coffee at the top of the tower. The view on the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn is breathtaking. The most famous street of Beyoglu is Istiklâl caddie, running into the neighborhood from Taksim square, a pedestrian solid mile of shops, coffees, restaurants, bookstores, bars, commercial banks and offices. A nostalgic tram runs on it.

Beyoglu has a large number of foreigners of all nationalities living in this neighborhood. The area is also home to significant Turkish Christian and Jewish communities, there are several churches and synagogues. Most of the consulates (former embassies until 1923) are still in this area.

written by azurblue on 2009-10-30 #places #tower #location #turkey #district #pera #istanbul #galata #beyoglu #streets #iskidal

4 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    This tram is so cute !

  2. nural
    nural ·

    I'll go to the tower tomorrow :))

  3. nural
    nural ·

    Lomographer Was Here! Nural

  4. marshrutniy
    marshrutniy ·

    Lomographer was here! :)

More Interesting Articles

  • Scenes from Istanbul: Stephen Dowling and the LC-A 120

    written by Lomography London on 2015-12-03 #people
    Scenes from Istanbul: Stephen Dowling and the LC-A 120

    Stephen Dowling is no stranger to the LC-A 120 camera; he has brought it on trips to Brighton, Malta and most recently, on a holiday in Istanbul. In this feature, Stephen talks about his experience shooting with this medium format camera around the markets and mosques of one of Turkey's most colourful and vibrant cities.

    2015-12-03 1
  • Artist Update: Western Thoughts, Eastern Dreams by Kamila K Stanley

    written by lomographymagazine on 2015-11-10 #news #people
    Artist Update: Western Thoughts, Eastern Dreams by Kamila K Stanley

    Kamila K Stanley is always on the cusp of an adventure. In the early part of 2015, she started inviting fellow photographers to join a collective named after a verse from "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds." And ever the curious observer, she spent some part of the year in Turkey. With a camera and reserve of 35mm films, of course.

    2015-11-10 1
  • LomoAmigo: Selver Yildirim

    written by Lomography on 2016-01-12 #people
    LomoAmigo: Selver Yildirim

    Selver Yildirim is Art and Design student from Istanbul, Turkey. She also designs for the brand which she co- founded with her friends. In her designs and paintings, she incorporates a breezy take on daily life and reveals a personal yet unique approach to her work. She used the same aesthetic when she he designed a La Sardina DIY camera with whimsical illustrations and colors.

    2016-01-12
  • Shop News

    Additional Member of Diana F+ Family is Here!

    Additional Member of Diana F+ Family is Here!

    Snap your happy memories with the medium format Diana F+ Cortina! This special edition camera is a nod to fun winter holidays: snow-capped mountains, skiing and good times with friends and family!

  • A True Blue Lomographer: Community LomoAmigo johnny-weimar

    written by morlice on 2016-01-07 #people
    A True Blue Lomographer: Community LomoAmigo johnny-weimar

    Jonathan Weimar, better known as johnny-weimar in the community, professes his passion for photography with the help of quite a few analog cameras. He has made quite a reputation and is best remembered by the Lomography Turkey crew as the guy who gave 50-something films to develop and scan. Get to know the high school teacher-cum-lomographer in this candid yet inspiring interview.

    2016-01-07 1
  • November Soho Workshops and Walks

    written by lomographysoholondon on 2015-10-26 #news
    November Soho Workshops and Walks

    The evenings are getting darker and the autumn colours start to fade, but fear not, because the Lomography Gallery Store Soho have a super bunch of workshops and a brand new exhibition from Joe Prileszky to warm the cockles of your heart. Plus, we will be taking part in the Carnaby Shopping Night on Nov 12th from 6-9pm, so expect street music, late night store openings and discounts too!

    2015-10-26
  • Keeping the Analogue Spirit Alive: An Interview with Honest. Magazine

    written by Teresa Sutter on 2016-05-23 #culture
    Keeping the Analogue Spirit Alive: An Interview with Honest. Magazine

    Print is dead – or is it? Honest. Is an ambitious project by three film photography enthusiasts who want to spread the analogue spirit and create a community of like-minded creatives. Preserving the tangible aspect of film photography, at the heart of the “Honest." tribe is a print magazine.

    2016-05-23
  • Shop News

    Lomo'Instant Reykjavik Edition

    Lomo'Instant Reykjavik Edition

    Inspired by the Icelandic midnight sky, get endless creativity, take multiple exposed instant snapshots, experiment with long exposure and light painting shots!

  • 11 Beloved Toy Cameras

    written by lomographymagazine on 2015-12-09 #gear
    11 Beloved Toy Cameras

    For some, it marked their first foray into the wonderful world of analog photography. Others consider it a trusty, go-to camera despite having a massive camera collection which sometimes include some of the best gear there is. Whatever the case may be, toy cameras will always hold a special place in the hearts (and shelves) of analog photographers everywhere, quirks and all.

    2015-12-09 1
  • Last Few Days to be Part of the Lomo Wall Exhibit at W DC Hotel

    written by Lomography on 2015-10-29 #news
    Last Few Days to be Part of the Lomo Wall Exhibit at W DC Hotel

    Upload your photos and grab the chance to win a Lomo'Instant and be part of our Lomo Wall exhibit at the historic W Washington DC Hotel. The exhibit is in conjunction with the FotoDC Festival.

    2015-10-29
  • Soho Workshops and Events in February

    written by lomographysoholondon on 2016-01-22 #news
    Soho Workshops and Events in February

    January is finally over! Come and celebrate with some Lomography workshops and events. We've got a new Jupiter 3+ Art Lens exhibition, a Lomo'instant Mini workshop at Borough Market and a Lomo'instant Wide workshop at a new neon cafe in the heart of Soho! Book your space now!

    2016-01-22
  • Shop News

    LC-A+ & LC-W Accessories

    LC-A+ & LC-W Accessories

    Combine your LC-A+ or LC-W Camera with great, fun Accessories and get 15% Discount on all Lomography Accessories when bought together with the Camera!

  • An Exotic New Addition: Introducing the Lomo'Instant Marrakesh Edition!

    written by Lomography on 2016-01-08 #news #gear
    An Exotic New Addition: Introducing the Lomo'Instant Marrakesh Edition!

    Bold, beautiful, and brilliantly vibrant, Lomography is proud to introduce the newest edition to the Lomo'Instant Family. The Lomo'Instant Marrakesh is bound to make your heart skip a beat!

    2016-01-08
  • Around 2800 People Illuminated the Kodak Tower

    written by lomographymagazine on 2016-09-23 #culture #news #places #videos
    Around 2800 People Illuminated the Kodak Tower

    The Kodak Tower gets lit by 2800 people with flashlights and and flash-units on hand to help the Big Shot Community take the tower's nighttime photograph.

    2016-09-23 1
  • LC-A 120 LomoAmigo: Göktürk Ayan (NSFW)

    written by Lomography Türkiye on 2016-01-15 #people
    LC-A 120 LomoAmigo: Göktürk Ayan (NSFW)

    A few months ago, Göktürk Ayan, shot with the LC-A 120 and exhibited the photos in Lomography Embassy Store İstanbul. Here are some of the photos, along with a short interview with the Turkish photographer.

    2016-01-15 9