A Cozy Brick House
Thoughts on life, projects, and D-I-Y home renovations.
Monday, 28 September 2015
Impressions of Istanbul - Part 5
...and one dog (actually, we saw about six and most of them looked something like this.)
the old part of Istanbul
looking toward the Asian side of the Bosphorus
incredibly crowded streets
gutters on the edge of the streets
an old house that likely will be torn down. Currently the whole block is for sale if you are interested.
Impressions of Istanbul - Part 4
Same map, different languages.
Very steep streets.
Tea time is a big thing.
All sorts of tea sets.
We had tea
and baked rice pudding.
We could have had dessert sushi.
An interesting table top.
A shop full of...stuff.
An uphill climb.
Even more cats.
Very colourful graffiti.
Very creepy shoes.
Another store full of...stuff.
A tricycle with an interesting propulsion unit.
Another place to stop and chat. And have tea.
A street of music stores.
A store of guitar-like instruments.
Impressions of Istanbul - Part 3
Not a place for the physically or visually impaired.
Scooters are considered pedestrians.
Goods are mostly moved by trolley.
Trucks stop and unload anywhere. Other vehicles politely wait until they are done.
The bridge linking the two European sides.
Fishing from the bridge. One can mind several rods with this gadget.
Tackle shop on the bridge including live bait.
View from the bridge.
From the bridge looking the other way.
Floating restaurants along the shore.
Skyline including the Galata tower
A whole street of hardware stores.
This one sold various types of wire mesh,
hand and power tools,
taps and plumbing fittings,
itty bitty sinks,
and alley to more tool shops,
the next tool street.