Constantinople's defense was aided by a giant chain suspended between two large towers which guarded the mouth of the Golden Horn. When raised across the entryway, it prevented ships from entering or leaving the inlet, serving as a simple but efficient form of defense. After its construction in around 1000, the chain was mainly used to keep enemy ships from entering the waterway and attacking any of the undefended ports within Constantinople. It did so successfully for more than 400 years, until in 1453 when Sultan Mehmed II bypassed the Byzantine defenses by sliding his warships over the hills of Galata on greased tracks, and into the Golden Horn far upriver from the chain.
Return to the couple's registry.
What's a honeymoon registry?
Wanderable is a new and unique honeymoon registry that allows wedding guests to gift
meaningful and memorable experiences to a newlywed couple.
Similar to a traditional registry where the couple registers for gifts,
couples will create a Wanderable registry website where guests can choose a thoughtful
experience to give based on their unique relationship with the couple.
Couples who choose Wanderable want a beautiful experience to help begin their journey together.
A marriage is about the experience of life and the journey you are just beginning together.
Wanderable believes that this is at the core of marriage. And the only way to help a
couple celebrate this is to provide a meaningful wedding gift of one of the first experiences
of this journey together.
Wanderable helps couples get started on their journey by providing a unique way for
guests to give more than a thing, but a gift of a new life experience the couple can share.
We believe that experiences can be made into memorable gifts, that feel as real as receiving
any other gift you can unwrap.