National Geographic : 1925 Nov
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE THEi FORT OF RUMELI IIISSAR ON TIE EUROPEAN SIDE OF1 TilEl IOSPORUS This castle, built by M\ohamnled II in 1452, preliminary to the sieg-e of (Constantinople oenmmlands the narrowest part of the Hosporus, only about Soo yards wide. The swift current of tlhe strait is here know n as Sheitan Akindisi (Satan's Stream). U lO( t Il1ll111. I.lllllel-o)iC V 'ICI-VIS LOi, r Cy1IIv(C1(l t IN THE GOLDEN HORN, PORT OF STAMlOlOUL \Mohammed II )broughthis fleet to this harbor overland from Rumeli I issar Ib means of greased planks, after the (reeks had blocked its entrance with chains. The cabiues, in the foreground, are the gondolas of Constantinople and are used in transporting passengers between ships and quays. The tall masts of fishing smacks are seen in the Ibackground.