Istanbul, on the waterfront / REPORTAGE

Istanbul has been a metropolis since the days of Constantine, immense, multifaceted, loaded with people, traffic and commerce: anyone who knows it even a little, can see clearly that Istanbul cannot be described in a single picture, and even less in a postcard picture of Hagia Sofia overlooking the Bosporus

Istanbul has been a metropolis since the days of Constantine, immense, multifaceted, loaded with people, traffic and commerce: anyone who knows it even a little, can see clearly that Istanbul cannot be described in a single picture, and even less in a postcard picture of Hagia Sofia overlooking the Bosporus, appealing though that certainly is.

But in the centre of the city as well as in the tentacle-like suburbs that the MediTelegraph traversed to reach the city’s one thousand docks, one can be certain that Istanbul gives ever the same sensation: that of being at the centre of an area in strong growth, and in a deep process of change.

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