March 16, 2008
Perhaps the most recognized city in modern day Turkey is Istanbul (aka Constantinople) which lies in northwestern Turkey. Best known for being the capital of the eastern Roman empire, the 2000+ year-old city is rich in history thanks to a visible presence by the ancient Greek, Roman and Ottoman empires during the past two millenia.
TWAN member Tunc Tezel's panoramic photo involving the 22-hr old moon across the shores of Istanbul beautifully captures the cultural legacy left behind by these three cultures in a most dramatic fashion and which was showcased on NASA's AstroPhoto of the Day (click here) website.
Congrats to Tunc for this dramatic panorama!