Tourist Area Backstreets

January 25, 2011

Posted by Kanga.

We walked through the backstreets of our neighborhood this morning. Here are a few of the sights.

graffiti picture of Olive Oyl as a geisha

Ever thought of Olive Oyl as a geisha? Someone did. (This is my new Facebook pic.)

wooden cart

Shortly after I took the above image a man came down the street pushing a similar cart and calling out something in Turkish. He had some scrap metal in his cart. He parked his cart next to this one.

wooden houses

While I was stopping to take the above picture, the street sweeper (a man with a broom and a dirt pan made out of a broom handle and a large plastic bottle) spoke to Paul in Turkish. From the focus of his gaze on Paul’s beard, we concluded he was remarking on the awesomeness of the beard.

wooden house with a stone fence

I took this picture just because I think it is beautiful and undoubtedly even more so in the spring and summer when the trees are green.

ancient stone gateway

This is the gateway out of our backstreet area to the main road that runs along the side of the Sea of Marmara.

So, there you have the first ten minutes of our day, yesterday.



  1. I say.. FAB!

  2. I think I want to visit/move to Istanbul. It is really pretty. (understatement)

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