Photographer's Note

The waterway Bosphorus, dividing the city of Istanbul in European and Asian parts, is most probably the most photographed part of the city.
Here another view taken from the European part of the city, showing part of the first of the 3 spanning Bridges above this waterway.

Bosphorus is a natural strait connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, thus being a very strategic waterway.
It was a river in the valley during the Tertiary period of the continents, which was drowned by the sea at the end of this period.
It's length is 32 kilometers (20 miles) in the north to south direction, width varies between 730-3300 meters (800-3600 yards), and depth is between 30-120 meters (100-395 feet).

The surface current flows always from north to south; however, a strong countercurrent under the surface creates swirls and eddies.

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