Saturday, 25 December 2010


On the shores of the Bosphorus, they once built a city beyond reproach.

Now the successors of Suleymān the Magnificent clamour for EU membership, and on their trams they put up warning posters such as these.

I thought it was a warning against wearing scary masks on public transport (or perhaps a reminder that what seems like a devil with horns on the 9.45 to Zeytinburnu may in fact be a chubby businessman with a juvenile sense of humour). But apparently the sign says Please give priority to passengers who are alighting.


Rahul Saha said...

Haha...that's a find. Seriosly, the things you observe!

Shrabasti Banerjee said...

Of your Istanbul pics, the metro series is probably my favourite. Oh no, the dervishes. No, the photoshopped seagull pics :P. Whoamikidding, Aya Sofya! Awh well. :)

Rahul Saha said...

Why have'nt I been sent these pictures?!

Sroyon said...

@Saha: Because you're not on Facebook. I've also uploaded the photos to Picasa and will send you the link when I finish giving captions.