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Istanbul-2010 Cultural Capital of Europe (49 photos)
by Hercules Milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C:  W: 74 N: 16998] (68709)

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Istanbul is nominated Cultural Capital of Europe for 2010, so if you need any pretext to visit this majestic city, here's one . It's a city with many diferent "faces" and countless monuments from different eras. It's many diferent cities in one, many diferent cultures side by side. It's the only city of the world that stands on 2 continents, Europe and Asia. If one city deserves the designation of "Cultural melting pot", then that's Istanbul! So, here's part of its cultural richness!