FORBIDDEN ISTANBUL (THE LENS RASKALOVA VITALY AND HIS TEAM)
After a month of hibernation I'm back and ready to please you new posts, now I travel to East Asia, and soon you are waiting for high-rise offices in Singapore, Bangkok, Mumbai, Hong Kong and some other cities.
While I want to tell you about my first experience traveling abroad with a view to climb, the first time ever, I went outside of the CIS for the trip chose one of the biggest cities in the world Istanbul, I went there all 3 days together with kirbase and captain_balash in such a short period of time we were able to illegally enter one of the minaret of the main mosque of Turkey, the tallest building in Istanbul, the local subway and a bunch of other delicious places.
1 Let's start with perhaps just a business card of Istanbul. One of the main mosque in the city, and the second most important mosque in the world after the "Prohibited" in Mecca. Blue Mosque. 2. When the construction of the Blue Mosque was completed, it was found that the most sacred Islamic world - Sacred Mosque in Mecca is now caught up in the number of minarets (there were 6) the Mosque of Sultan Ahmet, it was considered a sacrilege and a decision was made to attach to the Masjid al-Haram another minaret, so that it once again surpassed all existing facilities. Blue Mosque Construction was begun in 1609, completed in 1616. 3. I do not want to go into details of penetration in one of the main shrine of the Islamic religion, this just show you beautiful photos. 4. Aya Sofia. 5. The mosque is located directly on the shore of the Sea of Marmara, and it offers some of the best views in Istanbul, unfortunately with the weather we were very unlucky. 6. Hagia Sofia in the rays of dawn. More than a thousand years, Saint Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople remained the largest church in the Christian world - until the construction of the Cathedral of St. Peter in Rome. It is from here came to Orthodoxy Russian land. 7. After the capture of the city by the Ottomans in 1453, St. Sophia Cathedral was converted into a mosque, simply put the Ottomans turned the main shrine of the Christian religion in the mosque. The date of construction of the Cathedral: 532 - 537 years. 8. For the most part getting out on the roof of any central Istanbul, you will see the Blue Mosque and Aya Sophia, or, in most cases, and this and that. These are the highest buildings in the city center. 9. Marmara Sea at sunset. 10. 11. Architectural and artistic complex "Dolmabahce Palace." Palace of the Ottoman Sultans on the European side of the Bosphorus became a symbol of greatness and decline of the Ottoman Empire XIX. 12. Blue Mosque from the roof of the Museum of Islamic Art. 13. Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet Square. 14. Nuruosmaniye Mosque is next to it is the famous Grand Bazaar. 15.Famous for us was the Grand Bazaar is not the fact that they sell souvenirs and sweets Turkey at crazy prices, and the fact that it was on this rooftop chase scene filmed on motorcycles last film 007 James Bond, there filming the final scene of the film International . 16. Moreover, it is one of the largest roof systems I've ever seen. There is a comfortable track on which you can quickly navigate through the roof, as well as the entrances to the bazaar. 17.Unfortunately the roof was habitable, on the northern part of the roof should shed the duty police officer and a guard dog. In the dark, we did not see this booth, but we sensed a great guard dog, he immediately woke up and the local police officer who, for unknown to us reasons chased us (in the future, it turned out that he thought that we came out of the mafia and rob the bazaar). He chased us is not very fast, but his watchdog almost overtook us, and when it is running to climbs Dima and Kirill blunt, and I happily went down they were first bitten by a dog, and then another and otpizzheny local police, in addition to their still managed to poke a loaded gun. 18. While the boys were being held hostage by the cops, I quickly retreated from the roof of the bazaar and moved to a nearby where I would have been harder to come by, I sat for a long time and watched as police unsuccessfully trying to find me. Later it turned out the boys had twice to reduce the local police station, copy the data and that's enough, let them to take pictures on the roof of the Grand Bazaar. 19. The roof of the Grand Bazaar. Photo 20. The same watchdog named Karabasz who was bitten by the guys, very cute animal) photos of the same 21. In addition to the coolest stories from the Grand Bazaar, we had no more action, Istanbul is well remembered by the availability of roofs, many roofs here - it's restaurants which you can freely leave. 22. 23. Business center of the city. There we have to come back, just a little later. 24. 25. 26. Galata Tower, the top is completely legal observation deck, the price it about 20 YTL. 27. Galata Bridge - it is always a lot of fishermen, but the most important thing is not far from the bridge where there are fast food for 5 YTL can enjoy a sandwich with vegetables and fried fish caught. 28. Istanbul city of mosques. In the foreground, New Mosque, behind the Mosque Nuruosmaniye, 29. Suleymaniye Mosque - the largest mosque in Istanbul.30. And now look at the business center of Istanbul, there are quite a few tall buildings, but we visited the most important thing. Meet the tallest skyscraper in Turkey Sapphire height of 261 meter. 31. It offers a very cool view of the nest below. Also here can be seen immediately and the Black Sea and Sea of Marmara. 32. Sabanik tower and the main building Istanbul bank. 33. 34. Cable Bridge Fatih Sultan through the Bosporus Strait, just in two such bridge apart they differ only in the length and height of the pylons. By the way, both bridges are protected well, very well, illegally climb almost impossible. This strong protection due to the fact that in the first year of building the bridge was chosen suicide. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. And of course we did not do without the traditional program. Illegal walks through the tunnels underground. 40. Istanbul metro as many subways Asia faceless, boring, and very clean. 41. The local subway is just one ventshahtu on a distilled, and then only at the beginning station. No sensors and alarms in the mine is not necessary, the issue of illegal entry into the subway at them is not as acute as in Moscow or Kiev.Didyulya - Like wind in the desert
42 Thus ended Istanbul