Bosphorus

Posted by Ellen

The two small boats in the foreground of this picture harvest floating trash from the water of the Bosphorus in Istanbul. Local birds seem impressed with the delicacies the boats rake or scoop or claw up out of the shipping lane.

Posted by Ellen

The dome and minarets of Istanbul's Ottoman-era Ortakoy Mosque flank the bridge towers at the European end of Turkey's Bosphorus Bridge; to the right is the superstructure of a ship passing through the strait.