National Geographic : 1945 May
Star and Crescent on Parade Ft © National Geographic Society Kodacihrne by Maynard Ow'en Williams Istanbul's "Gondolier" Oars a Water Taxi, One of Thousands in the Golden Horn He ferries fishermen and picnickers; often they row for exercise. Buoyant Dalgic, tempting fate, means Diver. Silivri carries wood. Fifth-century skyscraper, the Tower of Galata dominates the modern skyline. It was called Tower of Christ when Moslem istanbul was Christian Constantinople. Built as a fortress, the cylindrical tower is now a fire watchers' post in the Galata section (Plate XXIV).