Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Turkey - Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge in Istanbul

Thanks to Leslie, I've got postcards showing both bridges in Istanbul that connect Europe and Asia. As I've already written for several times on this blog, I love border bridges and a bridge connecting 2 continents seems to be even more exciting for me :)
This one is called the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge. According to Leslie, "Fatih" means "conquerer" & Sultan Mehmet was the one who captured Constantinople from the Byzantines in 1453. He built the Rumeli Fortress (which you can also see on this card) to help those efforts.

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