by James Weinert in Cool Travel on Friday 6 July 2012

The last few years my life have changed drastically. Among the many changes, I traveled abroad for the first time, and in doing so, I found new places to call home. One place in particular was the Fortress of the Seven Towers in Istanbul. Sure it is uninhabitable, but this place is seriously cool. Once known as the Golden Gate, it was the official entrance into Istanbul, with surrounding walls defending against any enemy contenders. Upon visiting the fortress, step inside the towers, look up from below, and this is what you will see.