Friday, March 25, 2011

Kuzguncuk, Intanbul Turkey

kuzguncuk2, originally uploaded by ekin acar.

Kuzguncuk is a neighborhood in the Üsküdar district on the Asian side of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey. The neighborhood is centered on a valley opening to the Bosphorus and is somewhat isolated from the rest of the city, being surrounded by nature preserves, cemeteries, and a military installation. It is a quiet neighborhood with streets lined with antique wooden houses. In the past, it was the home of many Jewish, Armenian, and Greek Istanbulites and very few Muslims. Today, the exact opposite is the case.
Kuzguncuk is bordered on the north by Beylerbeyi, on the east by Burhaniye, on the south by İcadiye and Sultantepe, and on the west by the Bosphorus. On the other side of the Bosphorus is Beşiktaş.

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