A few more pictures of the city.  Below is posted several I took last week when I had to make a quick trip to Istanbul again.  These were taken of the Bosporus Strait from the 15th floor balcony of the hotel.  In one of the pictures you will see what appears as beads which are just the reflection in a window.

Istanbul is the only city in the world that sits on two continents.  What you see across the Strait in these pictures is Asia.  Where I was on my side, is Europe.

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