Bosphorus Sunset !
The Bosphorus, also referred to sometimes as the Istanbul Strait, is a strait that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia. The world’s narrowest strait used for international navigation, the Bosphorus connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara.
As part of the only passage between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, the Bosphorus has always been of great commercial and strategic importance.It is a major sea access route for Russia and the Ukraine. Control over it has been an objective of a number of hostilities in modern history, notably the Russo–Turkish War, 1877–1878, as well as of the attack of the Allied Powers on the Dardanelles during the 1915 Battle of Gallipoli in the course of World War I
Two suspension bridges cross the Bosphorus. The first of these, the Bosphorus Bridge, is 1,074 m (3,524 ft) long and was completed in 1973. The second, named Fatih Sultan Mehmet (Bosphorus II) Bridge, is 1,090 m (3,576 ft) long, and was completed in 1988 about 5 km (3 mi) north of the first bridge. The Bosphorus Bridge forms part of the O1 Motorway, while the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge forms part of the Trans-European Motorway.