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Old Posted Apr 15, 2012, 11:03 PM
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istanbul: a visit to kadikoy neighborhood on the asian side

the asian side is kind of like the queens of istanbul.
the kadikoy neighborhood is built over the former ancient city of chalcedon.
however, relics going back to 5500BC have been found there.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kad%C4%B1k%C3%B6y


first is the charming commuter ferry ride across the sea of mamara and
over the mouth of the bosphorus from karikoy in the old city



topkapi palace view















bosphorus bridge









aya sofia and blue mosque in the distance







kiz kulesi
aka maiden’s tower
aka leanders tower
lighthouse (408BC, 1110, 1509, 1763, 1998-9)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiden's_Tower





massive selimiye barracks (1800, 1926) fka scutari barracks, has the florence nightingale museum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selimiye_Barracks



i think this one is a mamara college bldg, not sure



new subway car delivery on the docks



grain warehouse



the first stop is haydarpasa station (1872, 1908)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%B0s...5%9Fa_Terminal



































another short ferry ride over the bay from haydarpasa train station to the kadikoy dock



türkbalon is a helium balloon moored on kadıköy quay, taking passengers during season for a fee up to an altitude of 200 m, offering a panoramic view of the area and the historic center of istanbul across the bosphorus.



kadikoy views







around the busy passenger ferry dock

































surreya operasi (1926)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%BCreyya_Opera_House







hamam ruin preserved







kadikoy trolley (T3 ring murhurder)
one of two istanbul working nostalgic trolleys





an example of the evil eye symbol you see everywhere on this narghile café sign











the very popular deco era rexx sinemasi movie theater on the right
http://www.rexx-online.com/











heading back to the old city



































galata tower over the old city





bosphorus bridge lights coming on



galata bridge



*** i hope you enjoyed a pleasant late afternoon trip to the asian side of istanbul ***
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2012, 9:16 PM
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Liked the trip, i don't get the evil eye thing? Can you explain.
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2012, 1:22 AM
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heres something about turkish evil eyes:

the nazar boncugu aka turkish evil eye
http://www.evileyebead.com/

the evil eye symbols are seen everywhere in various forms over shops and homes.
it might be fun to play wheres waldo finding them in the picture as i put up other istanbul threads lol!

they make easy tourist gifts to bring home too - much easier than a rug
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Nice photo tour. Istanbul has changed alot since I was last there (25 years ago).
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