Cylinder

By: pelly*made

Feb 07 2013

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Aperture:f/3.9
Focal Length:9.7mm
ISO:800
Shutter:1/8 sec
Camera:DMC-TZ7

Galata tower in Constantinople

wiki: the Galata Tower is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey. One of the city’s most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and offers a panoramic vista of old Constantinople and its environs

The tower was built as Christea Turris (Tower of Christ) in 1348 during an expansion of the Genoese colony in Constantinople. The Galata Tower was the tallest building in Istanbul at 219½ feet (66.9 m) when it was built

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