Eminönü-Hasköy Ferry. Along the Golden Horn Bay

Today I will go to the Rahmi M. Koç Museum of Transport, located on the shore of the Golden Horn Bay. The easiest way to do this is by taking the Haliç Hattı ferry on the Üsküdar-Eyüp route.

Golden Horn Bay, Istanbul

For those staying in the historical part of the city, the most convenient way is to use the ferry pier to Eminönü, which is located behind the Galac Bridge next to the Ahi Çelebi Mosque (pictured on the left).

After leaving the pier, our ferry turned in the direction of the modern metro bridge Haliç Metro Köprüsü. I will tell you about it in a separate article.

Just beyond the bridge, to the right, we can see the Azapkapı quarter.

On the shore is the Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Mosque, built in 1578. After reading this name on the map, I first doubted its correctness, since I was in a mosque with the same name in Sultanahmet. But it turns out that there are three mosques in Istanbul built in honor of this Grand Vizier.

Then we pass under the Ataturk Köprüsü Bridge. This interesting structure also requires a separate story.

Beyond the Ataturk Bridge, you can see the skyscrapers of the Beaumont quarter.

And on the shore begins an extensive industrial zone dating back to the 15th century. These are the famous Constantinople shipyards that made the Ottoman Empire a great maritime power. Now only a small part of the huge complex is working, which is engaged in the repair of the ferry fleet.

The ferry is approaching the eastern shore of the bay, where the first stop will be at Kasimpasha Pier.

Behind the terminal, you can see the dome of the Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasha Mosque, covered with a canopy during restoration. The mosque is located in the courtyard of Kasımpaşa Orduevi barracks.

To the left of the ferry pier is another building covered with a canopy. This is the Northern Sea Area Command (Kuzey Deniz Saha Komutanlığı), one of the four commands of the Turkish Navy. It is responsible for the Straits, the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its task is to provide logistics and coastal support for warships.

Further on, on the high bank, you can see the dense development of the Kasympasha quarter.

A giant election poster hangs on one of the houses. I must say that the elections in Turkey are a very bright event.

As the ferry docked, I looked across the river, where the Suleymaniye Mosque and Beyazit Tower stand behind the bridges.

On the water surface of the bay, here and there you can see multi-oared rowing vessels.

Apparently this sport is popular in Istanbul. It's raining a lot today, but it doesn't bother the rowers.

The ferry leaves Kasimpasa Marina and heads along the Camiikebir shipyards. This area also belongs to the Navy and two ships with tail numbers Y38 and Y39 are moored here. This is a non-self-propelled floating barracks built with the United States in 1945. In 1987, they were transferred to the Turkish Navy and used as supply depots.

A gray-green building with a clock tower is a naval hospital built in 1827.

Квартал Kadı Mehmet Efendi.

The entire coastal lowland is occupied by the territory of naval shipyards. The construction of boats and ships in this place has been carried out since ancient times.

Çorlulu Ali Pasha Cami Mosque, built in 1709.

The production buildings of the shipyards stretch all the way to Hasköy. They have not been working for a long time, they were taken out of the city center. Read about their history in one of the following articles.

On the northern border of the shipyards, you can see the minaret of the Handan Agha Mosque, built in the 15th century.

The Galata Kürek Kulübü Rowing Club is located on the beach, next to the mosque.

The club's multi-seat kayaks can be seen anywhere in the bay.

My little cruise is coming to an end as the ferry turns toward the waterfront of Huskey Park.

The embankment also serves as a berth for two dozen small vessels.

One of them stands out for its appearance - on the hull of an old fishing boat is a shed made of chipboard.

This amazing craft is nothing more than a teahouse. There are a lot of such public catering facilities on the embankments of the Golden Horn. This is explained simply: it is almost impossible to get a place for a cafe, but no one forbids placing it on the water.

Behind the park, you can see the pavilions and large exhibits of the Rahimi Koch Museum.

The hallmark of the museum is the S338 submarine.

While a cloud hangs like a Golden Horn, the Bademlik quarter, located behind the museum, is illuminated by the sun.

The quarter is located on a hill, the top of which is crowned by the Bademlik Cami Mosque, built in 2003.

Hasköy Pier. Here I go ashore, and the ferry will continue along the Golden Horn Bay .