İstanbul never sleeps. The morning starts before dawn with the departure of the fishermen to İstanbul Strait. Then come the fly fishers who go to the Galata Bridge to try their luck in the waters of the Golden Horn. Daylight brings the employees rushing to reach their workplaces on time, reminding visitors that İstanbul is a metropolis. Those who have to cross the waters have their preferred breakfast simits (bread rings laced with sesame seeds and dripped in diluted grape molasses before baking) onboard, and share part of it with the seagulls chasing the boats.
At the end of the day, when the sun starts, the city begins to shimmer. Now the movement is towards the entertainment centres where the whole fatigue of the day is cast away.