Saturday, September 4, 2010

Istiklal Caddesi ~ Not in Portland

Looking down on this wide thoroughfare in Istanbul and you'll see hundreds of pedestrians. Admittedly there is a truck there and occasionally a taxi goes across the street but for the most part this is a haven for people on foot. Nine out of ten people here are Turks. Turks enjoy this haven of shopping for all sorts of things and a chance to be out. Look closely and you'll see the tracks of the "nostalgic tram" that runs from Taksim to Tunel near Galata Tower. And look one just popped into view below. More Istanbul posts coming before the return to Portland Streetcar.

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