National Geographic : 1915 May
00 Photo from Edwin A. Grosvenor LOOKING UP THE BOSPHORUS STRAIT FROM THE BIG TOWER AT RUMELI HISSAR The left shores are Europe and the right Asia. "So sharply do its submarine banks descend that large vessels, hugging the land too closely, though in deep water, often run their bowsprits and yards into houses on the shore. Many a shipmaster has paid damages for such uncere monious intrusion, not only of his rigging, but of his sailors, into drawing-rooms and chambers along the Bosphorus. Iremember, when making a good-by call upon an English lady at Candili, her matter-of-fact apology for the torn casements ofthe windows and the disordered appearance of the room. She said that a Greek vessel ran into the house that morning, and that the carpenters had not come tomake repairs."-EDwIN A. GROSVENOR.