Entrance of the Yedikule Fortres - Yedikule Hisari or Yedikule Zindanlari; meaning

Entrance of the Yedikule Fortres - Yedikule Hisari or Yedikule Zindanlari; meaning "Fortress/Dungeons of the Seven Towers"

One of the seven towers of the Yedikule Fortress in Istanbul

One of the seven towers of the Yedikule Fortress in Istanbul

Ruins in the courtyard of the fortress

Ruins in the courtyard of the fortress

This part of the Yedikule Fortress's wall becomes part of the City Walls - this fortress had four towers in the beginning but three more towers were added by Sultan Mehmed II

This part of the Yedikule Fortress's wall becomes part of the City Walls - this fortress had four towers in the beginning but three more towers were added by Sultan Mehmed II

Towers and walls of the Yedikule Fortress - Osman II wasmprisoned and executed there by the Janissaries in the 17th century

Towers and walls of the Yedikule Fortress - Osman II wasmprisoned and executed there by the Janissaries in the 17th century

One of the towers of the fortress

One of the towers of the fortress

Battlements of the Yedikule Fortress

Battlements of the Yedikule Fortress

Here Land Walls of Theodosius are stretching towards the Golden Horn

Here Land Walls of Theodosius are stretching towards the Golden Horn

On opposite side these walls stretch to the shores of the Sea of Marmara

On opposite side these walls stretch to the shores of the Sea of Marmara

Sea of Marmara is seen in the background with crumbling city walls next to ir

Sea of Marmara is seen in the background with crumbling city walls next to ir

Courtyard of the Yedikule Fortress - seen from the battlements

Courtyard of the Yedikule Fortress - seen from the battlements

Some of notable people who were imprisoned or executed here, the last Emperor of Trebizond, David Megas Komnenos, Constantin Brancoveanu of Wallachia, King Simon I of Georgia

Some of notable people who were imprisoned or executed here, the last Emperor of Trebizond, David Megas Komnenos, Constantin Brancoveanu of Wallachia, King Simon I of Georgia

This fortress offers spectacular views from the battlements are the highlight of a visit here

This fortress offers spectacular views from the battlements are the highlight of a visit here

The fortress was last used as a prison in 1831, later a gunpowder manufacturing place

The fortress was last used as a prison in 1831, later a gunpowder manufacturing place

Pigeons inside the courtyard of the fortress

Pigeons inside the courtyard of the fortress

Suleyman, a taxi driver which I hired to bring me over here because I was walking along the walls for few hours

Suleyman, a taxi driver which I hired to bring me over here because I was walking along the walls for few hours

Myself still looking fab - just kidding

Myself still looking fab - just kidding