After the fall Mehmet II had a fort built behind it in 1458, the Yedikule Fortress. It was used over the years as a archive, treasury and prison.
During my trip and tour of the land walls I experienced several snowstorms in one day capping off some of the worst winter weather for Istanbul in 33 years. Notice that I arrived at the fortress and took some pictures in the sun. By the time I got to the top of the gate it was close to being a whiteout. I couldn't get to the outside of the gates. They were closed off. I had to hop a fence just to see the outside wall gate.
I included an older picture so you could see what the gate looked like at the beginning of the 20th century.
|Outside wall entrance to the Golden Gate|
|Golden Gate inside the Yedikule Fortress, Inside wall|
|On top of the Golden Gate during a snowstorm, overlooking what was once the Thracian Plains|
|At the beginning of the 20th century, outside the wall|