At the end of May 2002 I had the chance of a short break in Istanbul. This
was my first visit to Turkey.
This area was reserved for the sultan. A window to the left of this picture
allowed the sultan to listen to government discussions.
The next day I walked by the river from the ferry terminals and found the railway
At one corner of the station was a well preserved steam locomotive.
Istanbul was once famous as being the terminus for the Orient Express. This
is reflected in the name of the station restaurant.
Along the river are many stalls selling freshly roasted or boiled sweet corn.
This seller has used several cobs to decorate his stall.
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