These panoramas are the result of 8 days "panographing" the city of Istanbul, as a guest of Atilla Aksoy from Works, the turkish advertising agency.

They will be used to promote Istanbul as "European Capital of Culture in 2010".

Golden Horn or Enimomû and his treasures like Hagia-Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the New Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, the Cisternes...
The Topkapi Palace is a beautifull palace wich was the official and primary residence in the city of the Ottoman Sultans for 400 years from 1465 to 1863. The palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments and is a major tourist attraction today and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.
The Bosphore or Bosphorus is a strategic strait that forms the boundary between the European part (Thrace) of Turkey and its Asian part (Anatolia) and connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara. With the shores rising to heights up to 200m (650ft), lined with palaces, ruins, villages, and gardens, this is one of the most beautiful stretches of scenery in Turkey.
Beyoglu, also known as Pera and Galata are located north of the Golden Horn.The area came to be the base of European merchants, particularly from Genoa and Venice. During the 19th century it was again home to many European traders, and housed many embassies, especially along the Grande Rue de Péra (today İstiklâl Avenue)   Beyoğlu is just as vibrant in daytime as it is at night

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