ISTANBUL: in the streets
-nov. 2012-

ALL PHOTOS © RUUD LEEUW

 

All the technique in the world doesn't compensate for the inability to notice." - Elliott Erwitt

 

 

Istanbul 11-2012
The camera gets no rest walking through Istanbul! This is history surviving in the modern Istiklal Caddesi.

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A little south of the Galata tower is an area which looked like a disaster area. Fascinating all the same.

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And yet another area, in Fatih. Note the cat waiting for the door to open. Cats are everywhere here.
I've read somewhere that muslims have a weakness for cats, since the Prophet had a cat too.

 

 

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We were fascinated by this Galata district.

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Kasımpaşa district.

 

 

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On the streets of Istanbul you don't need to get hungry or thirsty.

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This little grocery store was open at all times and each day we stopped here for a bottle of water and
at the end of the day for a snack and a cold soda. I like those versatile grocery stores.


Inside the grocery store.

 

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Fresh fruit juice.

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We watched a Champions League game on tv at the Turkish Kitchen pub & restaurant. When we left at the break we found prices were doubled because of that football game on tv:
I paid over 2 euros for one simple cup of European tea!
My advise: best to avoid 'Turkish Kitchen' on the Muradiye Cd, Sultanahmet, and avoid such surprises!

 

 

 

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Eating gets complicated dressed in a burka!

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The streets of Fatih.

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There is so much detail in this photo: that giant tree, the old houses and those two statues..
 

 

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Galata district, the unglamorous part..

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Grafitti: the Hulk is hiding in the bushes from the girl.

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Istanbul's buildings, the old and the new.
 

 

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Gates.

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The area around the Grand Bazaar

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Note the differences in old and worn in contrast to that new building

 

 

 

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The castle walls of the Topkapi palace.

 

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Fatih district

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Everything at an angle.

 

 

 

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HERE ARE MORE OF MY PAGES ON ISTANBUL:
MAIN PAGE
THE WATERFRONT
THE OLD HOUSES
THE TOURIST SIGHTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Created: 22dec12 - Updated: 24 Augustus, 2014