The Galata Bridge is a favourite fishing spot among locals in Istanbul. The popular bridge spans the Golden Horn, linking the old part of Istanbul to the modern part of the city. It is also very close to the bustling Spice Bazaar.
We strolled across the bridge and noticed hundreds of fishermen casting their long fishing rods into the water. Many people had to rely on fishing for a living to make ends meet, but some take home and share their fresh catch of the day with their families.
Anglers lining the bridge, waiting patiently for the day's catch .
Watching them fishing has given me quite some good photo ops, and every now and then you notice a fish line go flying in the air. How cool is that?
As we walked through the bridge, I couldn't help but peek into a few buckets. Small shrimps and anchovies are used as baits with fisherman's catch of the day in barrels.
Across the other side of the bridge there are fishing boats selling fish sandwiches along the dock. The freshly caught fish are grilled as soon as it gets to shore, and served in a half-loaf of bread with lettuce, tomatoes, and onions.
Some of the great views of the city can be seen from the bridge and the tower in the distance is the Galata tower.
On the upper deck, the bridge carries autos, buses, trams, and pedestrians. Below the roadway you will find restaurant and cafes where you can enjoy a nice meal or just drink Turkish tea.