Rumelihisarı, Bosporus Strait, Istanbul, Türkiye
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Rumelihisari, Istanbul, Türkiye
Though Türkiye is considered a warm Mediterranean country, snow occasionally falls here. This winter dusting of Türkiye's largest city Istanbul highlights the beauty of Rumelihisari in the centre of this image. The structure, also known as Rumeli Fortress, was built in the 15th century by an Ottoman sultan to move naval traffic through the narrow Bosporus Strait. The Bosporus connects the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea, separating Istanbul into what are often referred to as its “European side” and “Asian side”. Today, the fortress serves as a museum and concert venue. While the place has changed over the centuries, the view hasn’t.