Friday, May 12, 2006

Bosphorus Tunnel

The Dredge Beginning The Work

As we have mentioned before...Istanbul is a city that sits at the meeting point of the continents of Asia and Europe. Most of the tourist's attractions are on the European side, but the oldest, or earliest settled part of the city is on the Asian side.
Separating these two continents and sides of the city is the Bosphorus...a beautiful strait that leads from the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea. Several bridges span this section of water and the ferries run frequently.

Map Of The Tunnel

But now an incredible project is underway to link the continents by an undersea rail tunnel. The work is just now beginning and the projected completion is in 2011.
For our part, we love the ferry ride across the Bosphorus. We are still out looking for an apartment and have now focused on the Asian side of the city.
This has been a rough week. I still can't find my wit. It seems that I've fallen....and I kinda like it down here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As long as when you fall, you don't lay there and yell, I can't get up! The weight lose helps with that part I guess. :)

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