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Taksim Square

By gajewski  
This is just off Taksim Square in Istanbul. It pains me to see what is going on there now. My heart goes out to the people of Turkey. When we vacationed there two summers ago we fell in love with the country and its gracious people.

Tags: Landscape and travel Portraits and people

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annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
12 Jun 2013 8:12AM
A great thought Walter , I hope they succeed. Turkey must go back to Atatürk's model, no religious but a democratic Turkey
And your night shot is great, I can smell it.

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12 Jun 2013 8:44AM
Really sad. I think everyone here hopes that everything gets back to the model Attaturk left.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
12 Jun 2013 8:44AM
A good low light street scence capture Walter, captured the atmosphere well here
Regards Richard
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 8:49AM
what can one say?????
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
12 Jun 2013 9:00AM
Captures the atmosphere well, Walter, and a lovely array of faces and expressions.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
12 Jun 2013 9:10AM
Totally agree.....such a beautiful place...time will pass though Smile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
12 Jun 2013 10:33AM
Wonderful shot, Walter. Thank you for the sentiment and to Annette and Harriet for their good wishes. That's what people were there for.
12 Jun 2013 10:49AM
Another great street scene Walter. You may be the only person on the planet who saw this precise moment & wonderful expresion, that you have captured it, & shared it with the rest of us, is a great service, thank you.

Some years ago I read Louis L'amour, Rivers West & he wrote something about revolution that moved me. Can't remember exact words but worth reading the whole book just for it.

Best regards, Si.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
12 Jun 2013 11:16AM
Yes Water,I have been watching the events on the telly.
It is certainly a troubled world we now live in !!
Good expressive capture here.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 11:41AM
I have been following events, including a fascinating online report that I cannot track down now, highlighting the individual activities going on, from the First Aid tent to a make-shift museum.
The park in question seems more important than yet another shopping development, parks are a city's lungs. It's about the morality of a regime that puts its own interests of whatever kind above the needs of its people.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 12:32PM
Found it! See here . It's well worth exploring this in detail.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
12 Jun 2013 1:48PM
There's getting fewer and fewer places to visit and feel comfortably safe anymore. So sad for the people. This is a great capture of the people enjoying themselves......Sandy
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
12 Jun 2013 2:02PM
Yummmm You do so well with the street vendor images---This is a perfect example -- well done night imagry as well!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Jun 2013 3:01PM
An excellent candid, Walter, and so sad to hear the situation Turkey is in at the moment. Carol
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 5:16PM
I agree Walter - I was there quite a few years ago and loved the place and the people.
12 Jun 2013 8:19PM
A wonderful night shot! I have always wanted to visit Turkey, I have heard so many people tell not only how beautiful it is there.
12 Jun 2013 8:20PM
Great shot

Super street photography.. Great expressions.. Let's hope it returns to " normality" soon
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
12 Jun 2013 8:51PM
Great low-light street shot Walter GrinGrin

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
12 Jun 2013 9:38PM
I was just discussing the news with my mother this morning - I wonder if they get a more indepth look in the European news??

The contact between seller and buyer is what I like here Walter.

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 9:43PM
A great candid Walter and your sentiment and thoughts are very kind.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 11:09PM
Brilliant candid shot, well spotted and captured

Potra 5 Venezuela
14 Jun 2013 5:20PM
Walter, the photo is great! The vendor's face shows his complete engagement in the transaction. One can feel his energy and salesmanship.

On the side of politics I must admit that I am jealous of the Turks, here the situation is almost unbearable but nobody seems to "start the fire" like the song says...


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