In the old city of Istanbul, the Bosphorus, corn chestnuts can be seen everywhere, trams and buses criss-cross, all black-wrapped Muslims and trendy Turkish girls come and go, many people are rushing to the bus Many people also ran to the dock to go across the strait.
There are many people fishing on the shore, for the sake of life and for the pastime, throwing bait towards the raging currents, waiting for the fish to hook. Whenever they walk past them, the anglers are willing to show us the fish caught.
Near the old city of Grand Bazaar, on both sides of the Bosphorus, corn chestnuts can be seen everywhere. Trams and buses criss-cross, all black-wrapped Muslims and trendy Turkish girls come and go, many people are rushing to the bus, and many people are running along the pier to reach the other side of the strait.
There are many people fishing on the shore, for sustenance and as a pastime. They throw bait towards the raging currents, and wait for the fish to hook. Whenever we walk past them, the anglers are willing to show us the fish they caught.
Every time I walk in Independence Street, I wonder if it is still Turkey? The slate of the stone road, the flashing neon lights, the restless haunts here, want to drink, then plunged into a pub, fell into a ruined city, filled with the sorrow of the empire.
The people on both sides of the Bosphorus in the night come and go, the flag of Xingyue is flying, looking up, the sacred Blue Mosque is staring at this ancient strait.
The magical Bosphorus divides Turkey's largest city, Istanbul, into two parts. The two sides belong to the Eurasian continent. The Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire are home to the royal palaces and ancient castles. Legend has it that Zeus, the king of the ancient Greek gods, has become a majestic sacred cow, carrying a beautiful human princess, swimming from this choppy strait to the other side. The strait is hence named. Facing the morning sun, take a ferry to explore the beautiful scenery on both sides of the strait, and see where Zeus and his lover Io have dated. The people were still in Asia in the last minute and came to Europe in the next minute. What a wonderful location switch.
The Bosphorus is the main thoroughfare for the communication between Europe and Asia, and the first pass for the countries along the Black Sea. As the various trades between the countries of the two continents continue to increase with the development of human civilization, its geographical location is particularly strategic. When the Persian king of the Persian Empire, Darius I, led the army to invade Europe in the 5th century BC, he built a pontoon on the Bosphorus. During the Crusades of the Eastern Roman Empire, he crossed the ship by boat and forced Jerusalem.
The Bosporus Strait, which divides Istanbul in two, is also known as the Strait of Istanbul. It connects the Black Sea in the north to the Marmara and Mediterranean Sea in the south, splitting Turkey into a European side and an Asian side. Both sides are famous historical districts in Istanbul. A common way to enjoy the Bosporus is by tour cruise. Sailing down the Bosphorous offers a great view of scenic spots on each side of the strait accompanied by the beauty of the water itself, especially at sunset when the scenery becomes particularly mesmerizing.