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Historical downtown of Istanbul in 1975

Galata Tower. Istanbul. 1975. Eminonu Seaside Friday, January 24, 1975

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Classic Istanbul City Line Ferries. Karakoy in the back. Galata (Genoese) Tower. Bank Signs. Sheraton Hotel, Technical University Taşkışla building. 17 year old high school teenager. Visions of the future. The point where the Bosphorus flows into the Golden Horn. Eminonu Seaside Friday, January 24, 1975

 

Birds around Yenicami Mosque. Istanbul. 1975. New Mosque (Yeni Cami) Front August 1975

Entrance stairs of the old New Mosque. The elder is feeding the cornfields and the pigeons. Blessings to your heart, strength to your eyes and stick. A typical Istanbul ritual. The young boy adorned the square with running steps. New Mosque August 1975

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Dreams on Water. Istanbul. 1975. Eminonu Seaside January 4, 1975

Dreams at the bottom of the sea, truths on the surface. Life buoys on the City Lines Ferry. Under the famous Galata Bridge, which is lively at night with the eyes of the day. The vagrants’ free dormitory. The entrance gate of the Golden Horn. You are unique Istanbul. Who is Kocatas, what is it? Eminonu Seaside January 4, 1975

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Sarayburnu, 24 January 1975 Friday, By the Sea

Zindan Han (Inn) Eminönü January 4, 1975

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Eminönü Tahtakale where the heart of commerce beats in Istanbul. Dolmuş, Truck, Minibus, Bus traffic. A young mobile body weight (kg) weigher. People walking on the pavement. In front, the imposing 500-year-old Dungeon Inn (Zindan Han) and old buildings. Advertising signs. Zindan Han (Inn) Eminönü January 4, 1975

Zindan Han (Inn) Main Gate Eminönü Saturday, January 4, 1975

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At the door of the Zindan Inn, rosary in hand, sitting in his saddlebag and resting, dreaming of the future, a porter with his eyes on the horizon, his son next to him with a timid look. Zindan Han (Inn) Main Gate Eminönü Saturday, January 4, 1975

Ships, Sandals. Bosphorus. Eminönü-Fatih. 1975

Bosphorus Fishermen. Istanbul. 1975. Fishermen under Galata Bridge.
The Lower Part of the Galata Bridge Facing the Golden Horn 4 January 1975

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From the Galata Bridge, January 4, 1975. Traditional Istanbul Innercity Ships. 1975

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Classic City Line ferries waiting for passengers in Eminönü. They wait their turn, accompanied by city teas and coffees in their rows of seats, what stories, my life novels are housed in a riot of sounds at Istanbul’s classics of veteran, coal-fired steamboats. Haydarpaşa, Kadıköy, Eminönü, Üsküdar, Adalar, Beşiktaş, Bosphorus piers come and go all day long. World views on the terraces of the first place, the second place, and the windows. From the Galata Bridge, January 4, 1975

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Scramble of the waves crashing on the rocks interspersed with the sea for highway construction at the foot of the coastal walls. Lonely people walking on the beach. The building on the far right ahead is the Haydarpaşa Train Station, and the buildings on the left are the Haydarpaşa harbor silos. Landscapes stretching from the shores of Europe to the shores of Asia. Continents meeting coast to coast. Eurasia. The Train Station is no longer in use, the coastal road built in the mid-1950s and the sea connection of the walls has disappeared. Sarayburnu January 24, 1975 By the Sea

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Castle bottom coastal road in front of the boat shooting locations, a wooden mansion behind and a ruined view from the city walls. The priceless images that bring the ancient times to the present. Timeless beauty. People walking alone. A worried and thoughtful young man preparing for university exams, with a tag with his name on his wrist. Sarayburnu, 24 January 1975 Friday, By the Sea

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Coastal road winding along the walls, fishing boats are on the way to sell the fish they caught in the sea, while the ships are waiting in line to enter the Bosphorus at anchor. One of the favorites of the time, the assembly industry Dodge pickup truck is parked on the beach sidewalk. Sarayburnu January 24, 1975 by the Sea

Boats waiting in line to enter the Bosphorus off Sarayburnu in the Sea of Marmara and fishing boats around them. Different worlds. Some people’s worlds are iron-packed ships, some are wooden boats. Different aspirations and preoccupations of catching fish from the seabed and transporting the cargo over the sea. Medar-ı Maişet Motoru is the name of Sait Faik’s first novel. Sarayburnu, 24 January 1975 Friday, By the Sea

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