Monday, February 5, 2007

Nostalgic Tramway

When I start to post photos about Taksim, I realized that almost everything is historical here. First of all, all buildings are over 50 years old, there are plenty of churches, mosques around, same old age...High schools, Mc Donald's is in a historical building. Even transportation....This is the so called nostalgic tramway. It picks you up from the Tunnel and brings you to Taksim Square. More history? Click here.
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11 comments:

Dsole said...

Madrid lost its tramway a long time ago... And now there are some people who want to re-install it. It would be great but that'll mean more works on streets and nobody wants that!
Cool photo! If you published it on B/W could be a very old one! :)

Ioanna said...

I like trams, especially the red ones. And this squuare is beautiful.

luggi said...

Beautiful. Really.

Mimmu said...

Nice to see pictures about your historical city and your dog with her pink nose :)
My Golden Retriever has a black nose during summer, but pink in winter and she loves also snow enormously.
nice time to you two!

Ruth said...

How exciting! A blog from Istanbul. Must have been added to the daily photoblog since I left?

I lived in Istanbul 1985-88 and loved it. So this is going to be fun!

Thanks for stopping by Flying!

anu said...

It's cool. I like it's red colour. Mumbai had trams many years ago, but now there are plans of metro railway.

Olivier said...

ce tranway est tres beau, beaucoup plus beau que les nouveaux tranways parisiens.


this tranway is very beautiful, much more beautiful than new the tranways Parisian.

Ben said...

This is very nice street-scape. Nice shot and telling more about co-existence of current life and history. Nice shot!

I'm glad the Istanbul is joined to the DP.

Marie McC said...

How pretty!! The street and the tram. The buildings remind me of a district in San Francisco where I used to live.

Ame said...

WOW! Beautiful shot Oya! Just stopped in from Santa Clara...I bet if this were done in B&W it would look really old! Nice! =)

M.Benaut said...

Oya,
Your photos are beautiful. I have just discovered you whilst visiting at Arradon in France.
The tram going to Taksim Square brings back wonderful memories from 1998. I look forward to exploring more of your historic city. Thank you.