I found this scene amusing, it seemed that a big flag with Ataturk was walking around. it is of course Eminonu, this fascinating place in Istanbul. Big advantage of seeing the photo and not being there is the fish smell quite overwhelming. I have read that there used to be fish market there. No more market but the smell remainded.
The reason of this flag walking was the Ataturk death anniversary and more important, some days later Turkey celebrated 90 years of Republic. I found a strange news on this occasion - for the first time in 90 years, women in Turkey are now allowed to wear the Islamic head scarf in the workplace or at university.
I do not know what to think about it.
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arnie (1803) 2014-01-14 2:39
A great capture of the hustle and bustle of Eminonu.
This was my favourite place on my visit. The fish sandwiches were delicious and of course the many ferries that come and go, Galata Bridge so much goes on in this area. TFS
holmertz (43747) 2014-01-14 3:10
I don't like any religions but with growing age I have learned to respect other people's feelings, so I find it a matter of human rights that women should be allowed to dress anyway they like anywhere. Headscarves are still forbidden in the armed forces nd the judiciary. I don't like nationalism either, and I sometimes think there is too much flag-waving in Turkey, but the red flag is certainly eye-catching and attracts every photographer, including me.
Sergiom (65297) 2014-01-14 5:04
Dans cette photo , on voit toute la diversité des habitants de cette trčs belle ville. Les belles en jeans qui rencontrent d'autres avec des foulards.Cette image raconte une page d'histoire.
serp2000 (41688) 2014-01-14 5:33
I think you KNOW what I think about it. ))
Very interesting and actual report from Turkey, our progressive Trekkers show us the similar street scenes of the protests and celebratings. Good capture o the walking flag.
Have a good trips!
I have to stay home for ... months ;))
rigoletto (34269) 2014-01-14 5:48
you know me, i am neither a believer nor a nationalist and my thoughts about the headscarf issue and strong nationalism in turkey are exactly the same with gert. people can wear and believe in what they want, but the balance of democracy is seriously disrupted when some of the ingredients tend to gain omnipotence, threatening the existance of others who do not think like them. i am not sure what the flag bearers of democracy would think when the same thing happened to them in their own countries.
anyway, a good snapshot of daily life in eminonu, with appropriate "symbols" of today's situation in the country.
wolf38 (31284) 2014-01-14 5:51
Hello Malgo. The Turks and their flags, - this is a very special story. The national pride of the Turks is strong and alive. And the founder Atatürk continues to be very popular.
lousat (81124) 2014-01-14 9:46
Hi Malgo,very nice and funny capture on the turkish street...ehehe...this is like the sandwich-men using for walking advertising...ehehe..i think that could be happen the same in my country when Berlusconi will die..ehehe...very nice and original shot,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
josepmarin (57841) 2014-01-14 12:41
I like this vital scene that you have caught in the crowded area of Eminönu, a fantastic place for photographers.
People provides a dynamic mood, and I love the vivid red color of the Turkish flag with the image of Atatürk.
You have created a composition very pleasant at sight.
A beautiful work.
PS: If you come to Barcelona, will be a real pleasure for my wife and for me to meet you in person.
mesutilgim (88194) 2014-01-14 12:53
Hello dear Malgo,
Eminonu place in İstanbul is a real treasure chest for all photographers.
The flag sellers is a part of the scenery there and you've noticed it and made this capture.
I had posted a similar capture in the past : http://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=8&p=1389322
TFS and best regards
carlo62 (37278) 2014-01-14 15:31
grazie per averci mostrato questa scena, ma soprattutto, grazie per non averci fatto sentire l'odore del pesce :)
Per quanto riguarda il velo....non pensare, sono scelte loro e di chi lo porta.
PS per stavolta ti perdono, Siviglia č una cittŕ bellissima, ma non farmi di nuovo uno scherzo del genere... :)
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-01-14 23:52
ladna reporterka,jak widac patrioci sa wszedzie,pozdrawiam
Noel_Byrne (26591) 2014-01-15 2:57
An interesting capture of the flag with feet, the color of which really bursts out of the otherwise quite colorless scene. Its a lovely bustling scene.
It is amazing how the smell of fish seems to linger as well, long after the sea creatures gone, it still stays to delight passers by :)
Thanks as always
Angshu (56458) 2014-01-19 22:59
Hello dear Malgo
I think we can still spot this guy near the Yeni Camii the New Mosque. The red of the small flags and of course the large one he's carying stands out against a strangely greyish sky.