19 July 2017

Istanbul Symbol

As soon as we left the airport in Istanbul, I noticed the city's symbol everywhere.

This has to be one of my favorite city symbols ever.  It won a contest in 1969 and has been used since then.  You have the Bosporus on the bottom with city wall topping that part, and the domes and minarets of the city.  The seven triangles represent the city's seven hills.  To me, it also looks like the Hand of Fatima which adds to its wonderfulness.

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