Eminönü district, a fizzing Istanbul
Boosted by the tourism industry, Eminönü district is a fizzing urban space during daylight.
Seller of tea or carpet at Grand Bazaar, delivery men in the streets of Eminönü, shop of turkish delight and spices at Spice Bazaar, gold retailers and any kind of services, a whole local economy has set up itself within that district
When night falls, the intensity of the day decreases. The neighbourough would host 2 million of diurnal users whereas only 30 000 people would live there (source wikipedia).
Tourists and locals mix up around the Galata bridge. That structure, crossing the Golden Horn, is seen as a public square with many urban uses.
Multimodal transit system (bus, ferries and tram), shopping space, walkway, restaurants and fishing zone, that area gets crowded for the week end. According to me, fitting with turkish habits, the Golden Horn’s banks display a more realistic local lifestyle.