Monday, March 12, 2007

Door Open

You never get bored in Istanbul
This colored door opens in every 5 or 10 minutes. A little man comes out with a trey in is hand,
serves everybody tea, who sits outside this door, on little tables and then in the next 5 or 10 minutes, he comes back, collect all the glasses and his money and disappears again
And it goes on and on and on all day....
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25 comments:

Anna said...

Why doenst that surprise me? I love Istanbul.

Dsole said...

Really??
but this is real? LOL
Nice post, Oya!

Lilly said...

What a fantastic story and a great picture. A little jem!

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Nice tell and colourfully photo. BTW I loved so much that photo published on 2nd of March about the man with weight. Thank you oya.

isabella said...

Are you sure he's serving just your ordinary tea ;-)

photowannabe said...

Very unique door and color scheme. It sounds like a interesting way to serve tea.

kris said...

interesting! would love to see him in action one day

alice said...

I agree with Kris!

M.Benaut said...

Very colourful photo and story. More people should visit Istanbul, there is so much to see and do. To us Australians, so different. On leaving Istanbul, one asks oneself why more time wasn't spent there. A city of hidden surprises, everywhere, (and Trams !!!!)

Olivier said...

superbe cette porte, vraiment tres originale.

superb this door, really very original.

Dave said...

I love colorful doors-great photo!!!

Monica said...

Fantastic! You could show us a pic of when the door is open and the man comes out!

Oya said...

Dsole, yes it is real. Actually, it is a very common thing here...

Isabella, yes:) , he is serving tea, and only tea...If you ask for water or coffee, there is none ! Funny ha?

Monica, I will try to take some more pics, when it gets a little bit warmer.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I would love to visit this place.:)

Bill said...

So is that what the signs say? Sit here, I bring tea...You pay :)

Dad of Four said...

Fantastic colours which add brilliance to the otherwise boring wall. Nice shot.

Z said...

It sounds like something out of Alice in Wonderland! I like the vibrant colors.

Oya said...

Bill, the yellow means tea joint, the white means open...:)

Kala said...

thats the first time Ive seen Primary colors used in such a wonderful display on a door - interesting story - it must be fun to watch this go on - i can only imagine - everytime I come to this blog, I am greeted with another fascinating daily life story

Oya said...

Kala, that is very nice from you. Thanks:)

Curly said...

Fantastic, nice colours and shapes too Oya, is there a chair for me?

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Oya said...

Curly, definetley, hurry up ! :)

Chad Oneil said...

Sounds like a cool spot. I love the bright color in this image.

Anonymous said...

My wife is Turkish and from Istanbul and I we would like to know where this place is at ?
Next time we are in Turkey we would like to visit that place.
Thanks

Oya said...

Anonymous, it is in Tunel, Asmalimescid. Have a nice time there....