â€˜If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbulâ€™.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Perhaps the most evocative border there is, the Bosphorus Strait cuts through Turkeyâ€™s northwest, defining the boundaries of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The result is a cohesive city awash with contradictions. Where new entrepreneurial energy collides with the traditional melancholic air, and where the gulf between possibility and reality seems to be at its most pronounced. Images by Nicholas Scaife.
Published on Nov 11, 2010