Sunset on Istanbul
The Galata Tower is one of Istanbul
's most striking landmarks. The nine-story stone tower offers a panoramic vista of Old Istanbul and its environs. Save Galata for the end of the day, timing it so that you reach the top just in time for sunset and stay for the Aksam (the evening call to prayer). Watching the sun disappear while hearing the prayer for a new day was my most poignant memory in Istanbul.