World Monument Photography

World Monument Photography

March 27, 2017

Turkey: Istanbul

Rumeli Hisari

This is one of two fortifications that Sultan Mehmet Al-Fatih built to force an embargo on Constantinople. The other fortificaiton is Anadolu Hisari. After building both fortificaitons he setup a metal chain barrier across the Bosphorus to prevent any ships to sail from the Black Sea to Constantinople. This was his first step towards conquering the city.

Rumeli Hisari Photos