ISTANBUL... HERE I COME!!! : PART 6 : BOSPHORUS CRUISE

ISTANBUL... HERE I COME!!! : PART 6 : BOSPHORUS CRUISE

Day 4.

So today will be free and easy Istanbul. First, we are going to cruise Bosphorus strait. Bosphorus strait, the strategic waterway, connecting Marmara Sea to the Black sea. It also divides The Asiatic Istanbul and Europe Istanbul. Bosphorus is a very busy waterway and you can see everyday many ships and oil tankers going through it. Unluckily it was a gloomy day, with a bit of rain. We didn't see that many ships la plak that day.


Bosphorus is a very busy waterway with many ships and oil tankers going through it, as well as local fishing and ferries go to the Asian side back and forth. Around 48.000 ships pass through this strait annually, three times denser than the Suez Canal traffic and four times denser than the Panama Canal - See more at: http://www.greatistanbul.com/bosphorus.html#sthash.a6V3VZ0p.dpuf
Bosphorus is a very busy waterway with many ships and oil tankers going through it, as well as local fishing and ferries go to the Asian side back and forth. Around 48.000 ships pass through this strait annually, three times denser than the Suez Canal traffic and four times denser than the Panama Canal - See more at: http://www.greatistanbul.com/bosphorus.html#sthash.a6V3VZ0p.dpuf
Bosphorus is a very busy waterway with many ships and oil tankers going through it, as well as local fishing and ferries go to the Asian side back and forth. Around 48.000 ships pass through this strait annually, three times denser than the Suez Canal traffic and four times denser than the Panama Canal - See more at: http://www.greatistanbul.com/bosphorus.html#sthash.a6V3VZ0p.dpuf
Bosphorus is a very busy waterway with many ships and oil tankers going through it, as well as local fishing and ferries go to the Asian side back and forth. Around 48.000 ships pass through this strait annually, three times denser than the Suez Canal traffic and four times denser than the Panama Canal - See more at: http://www.greatistanbul.com/bosphorus.html#sthash.a6V3VZ0p.dpuf
Bosphorus is a very busy waterway with many ships and oil tankers going through it, as well as local fishing and ferries go to the Asian side back and forth. Around 48.000 ships pass through this strait annually, three times denser than the Suez Canal traffic and four times denser than the Panama Canal - See more at: http://www.greatistanbul.com/bosphorus.html#sthash.a6V3VZ0p.dpuf
Bosphorus is a very busy waterway with many ships and oil tankers going through it, as well as local fishing and ferries go to the Asian side back and forth. Around 48.000 ships pass through this strait annually, three times denser than the Suez Canal traffic and four times denser than the Panama Canal - See more at: http://www.greatistanbul.com/bosphorus.html#sthash.a6V3VZ0p.dpuf
Bosphorus is a very busy waterway with many ships and oil tankers going through it, as well as local fishing and ferries go to the Asian side back and forth. Around 48.000 ships pass through this strait annually, three times denser than the Suez Canal traffic and four times denser than the Panama Canal - See more at: http://www.greatistanbul.com/bosphorus.html#sthash.a6V3VZ0p.dpuf
Bosphorus is a very busy waterway with many ships and oil tankers going through it, as well as local fishing and ferries go to the Asian side back and forth. Around 48.000 ships pass through this strait annually, three times denser than the Suez Canal traffic and four times denser than the Panama Canal - See more at: http://www.greatistanbul.com/bosphorus.html#sthash.a6V3VZ0p.dpuf
Bosphorus is a very busy waterway with many ships and oil tankers going through it, as well as local fishing and ferries go to the Asian side back and forth. Around 48.000 ships pass through this strait annually, three times denser than the Suez Canal traffic and four times denser than the Panama Canal - See more at: http://www.greatistanbul.com/bosphorus.html#sthash.a6V3VZ0p.dpuf
Bosphorus is a very busy waterway with many ships and oil tankers going through it, as well as local fishing and ferries go to the Asian side back and forth. Around 48.000 ships pass through this strait annually, three times denser than the Suez Canal traffic and four times denser than the Panama Canal - See more at: http://www.greatistanbul.com/bosphorus.html#sthash.a6V3VZ0p.dpuf
Bosphorus is a very busy waterway with many ships and oil tankers going through it, as well as local fishing and ferries go to the Asian side back and forth. Around 48.000 ships pass through this strait annually, three times denser than the Suez Canal traffic and four times denser than the Panama Canal - See more at: http://www.greatistanbul.com/bosphorus.html#sthash.a6V3VZ0p.dpuf
Bosphorus is a very busy waterway with many ships and oil tankers going through it, as well as local fishing and ferries go to the Asian side back and forth. Around 48.000 ships pass through this strait annually, three times denser than the Suez Canal traffic and four times denser than the Panama Canal - See more at: http://www.greatistanbul.com/bosphorus.html#sthash.a6V3VZ0p.dpuf
Bosphorus is a very busy waterway with many ships and oil tankers going through it, as well as local fishing and ferries go to the Asian side back and forth. Around 48.000 ships pass through this strait annually, three times denser than the Suez Canal traffic and four times denser than the Panama Canal - See more at: http://www.greatistanbul.com/bosphorus.html#sthash.a6V3VZ0p.dpuf


Kami menaiku cruise from EminönĂ¼ jetty. Menarik sungguh kawasan kt sini, alang musim sejuk je, if summer walahhh... how nice lepak sini mengopi.



 Aiii dan lagi ke melombong tu Aleesya nak oi?
 At the background, if I'm not mistaken, was a New Mosque or Yeni Camii in Turkish. Masjid yg dibina pada tahun 1660, yg mana ketika itu ia merupakan masjid terbaru dibina. Nama New Mosque terus melekat pada masjid ini sehinggalah ke hari ini. Turkey has thousands of mosque, kt Constantinople saje 1500 kata tourist guide. Look similar plak with each other, so agak confuse jugak nak beza antara satu sama lain, kecuali Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia sbb mempunyai senibina yg unik. Like the other days, it was cold that morning, nak2 lagi hujan.

I think Ammar masih ngantuk.
On the deck of the ferry dah. Not many people ini hari, so no need to hurry chop2 tempat.

Actually, those were the restaurants, cantik berhias2 shipnya tu. You may have a turkish tea (Turkish chay) kt situ

Anak dara teman.. gatai nak bawak beg last2 maknya yg mengusung grrrr


Dah start the cruise. It was so beautiful at both side of Istanbul... the view must be splendid in summer. Dalam kedinginan  pagi tak pagi jugak tu cruise membelah Selat Bosphorus.It us about 1 1/2 hour for the cruise.


Ada org mabuk laut dahhhh oiiii...

Sejuk2 bebudak ni lapa aje... so no worries, dlm ni ada kedai, boley beli juice, tea and roti. Sedap plak roti bakar ber cheese ni makan panas2 time sejuk2.

 
Kedai dlm ferry. (ke cruise bot?)
Kejap keluar kejap ke dalam. Nampak view cantik je berlari keluo...amik gambo. They said that during summer, kt tebing2 selat tu people will swim and have a picnic. How nice la kan during summer.

Along side the strait you can see many historical buildings, palaces, villas and fortress. They were so beautiful... and a very nice, nice view.

Nampak bukit bukau tu kan...cenggitulah bentuk muka buminya.

Kelihatan Dolmabahce Palace, the palace for the last Ottoman Sultan before he was ousted. Kamal Ataturk pun pernah tinggal sini setelah menggulingkan kesultanan Ottoman. Apa lagi... bergambo sakan.

Arghhhh dah nampak Bosphorus Bridge, opened in 1973, connecting Europe to Asia part of Istanbul.  Recently it was named as "Martyrs of 15th of July", dedicated to the victims of the coup attempt on 15th July 2016.   What a tragic event to democracy! Hampir nak jadi mcm Mesir dah. Sayang la Turkey dah elok and pelan2 buat perubahan setelah lena dari sekular yg panjang, until ada campur tangan gaib dr luar mahupun dari dalam negara sendiri. 
Actually, there are 2 suspension bridges on the Bosphorus, connecting Europe and Asia. The other one is "Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge", opened in 1988. 

here are two suspension bridges on the Bosphorus connecting Europe to Asia - See more at: http://www.greatistanbul.com/bosphorus.html#sthash.a6V3VZ0p.dpuf

Aleesya dah kesejukan dan nak lena sebenarnya..

The bridge..

Rumeli fortress, or Rumeli Hisari. It was build by Sultan Muhammad Al Fatih in 4 months time. Can you see the suspension bridge? That was the second suspension bridge, "Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge".



Rumeli Hisari, a fortress built by Sultan Mehmet II (AlFatih), as one of strategic preparation to conquer Constantinople. Adapun setelah menaiki takhta ketika usianya baru 19 tahun (ada versi 20, 21), AlFatih terus fokus untuk penaklukan Constantinople. Malah ayahanda beliau sendiri telah menyiapkan anakandanya itu dari kecil lagi dengan ilmu pengetahuan dari guru2/ulama2 yg hebat untuk membentuk jatidiri anakandanya sebagai penakluk Constantinople. Salah seorang guru/ulamak AlFatih, Aq Shamsuddin, sering membayangkan kepadanya bahawasanya beliaulah yg di sabdakan oleh Nabi Muhammad sebagai penakluk Constantinople, dalam hadis baginda, "Kota Konstantinopel akan jatuh ke tangan Islam. Pemimpin yang menaklukkannya adalah sebaik-baik pemimpin dan pasukan yang berada di bawah komandonya adalah sebaik-baik pasukan”[H.R. Ahmad bin Hanbal Al-Musnad 4/335]. Lalu sang penakluk tidak berlengah lagi menyiapkan segala strategi penaklukan, termasuklah pembinaan fortress Rumeli ini. (Dinamakan Rumeli kerana ia dibahagian Rom (Constantine).


Fortress ini dibina berhadapan dengan Anadolu Hisari, dibahagian Asia minor, yang telah awalnya dibina oleh ayahandanya yang juga dalam cubaan utk menakluk Constantinople. Ini bagi mengawal selat Bosphorus dan menghalang kemasukan bantuan kepada Constantinople melalui jalan laut. Pembinaan ini telah mengundang rasa marah dari kerajaan Constantinople, dan menempelak AlFatih kerana pembinaannya di bahagian Eropah itu tanpa kebenaran sesiapa. Maka AlFatih pun berkata ini adalah urusanku dan pihak Constantinople tidak berhak campur tangan. Dalam kata lain, tanah itu bukan lah milik sesiapa dan baginda tidak perlu meminta izin dari sesiapa untuk membinanya. Walau pun mengikut hisab dari arkitek bahawa pembinaan itu akan memakan masa hampir setahun, tapi berjaya disudahkan dalam masa 4 bulan atas iltizam dari sang penakluk sendiri. Ini salah satu dari perkara luarbiasa dalam strategi penaklukan AlFatih.





At times, matahari sekali sekala memunculkan dirinya seperti ini.

One of the Camii (masjid) yang ada di sepanjang selat.



Tuan punyer blog.
Anak buah.

My lovely sister.


Aleesya nak nap, nangis kejap, pastu elok balik. Dlm ferry soh tido takmau.

Oklah, selesai part Bosphorus Cruise. Jumpa lagi, kita ke Dolmabahce palace plak lepas ni.


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m.u.l.a.n said…
Best best.. Tumpang seronok nengoknya..
Yong Kamariah said…
HI AKOK mULAN... DAH LAMA tak nyembang kt blog kannn... rindu suasana blogging dulu2 kan... la ni bz sokmo2 huhu

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