2010–12 • A pulsing main artery of Istanbul, the Bosphorus is essential to any sense memory of the city. And for all the joking about "Turkish time," the ferries that ply these waters are a marvel in efficiency, pride, and speed—every ride a collective moment of serenity set to the chugging roar of a diesel engine. Hundreds of people at rest, in deep thought, engaged with a friend, buried in a book or screen, dozing off. Air, light, and water braiding together differently for every crossing, and some combinations so heartbreakingly perfect you'll lament the end of the ride no matter what your hurry is.
Port of Haydarpasa