The main photo is this one
Gert is a lucky guy, he got a photo of San Gimignano from Rosemary and now a gift from me (to celebrate a month anniversary of our meeting :)).
Today morning I saw Gert's photo of this Valens aqueduct in Istanbul. Gert wrote:
I am not sure how much has changed in this area during the 36 years since this photo was taken. At least in 1974 I was pleased to find a playground placed in front of the ruins.
Well, let's see if I have any photo. Bingo! I have one. Isn't is amazing? My photo was made in EXACT the same place but 39 years later. As we can see, not like in the case of Karl's Church in Vienna, they didn't renovated the aqueduct, it looks in the same state. But instead of playground there is highway. There are also the people in my photo, but now they are closed in cars and buses.
I made this photo on my last day in Istanbul. I had a flight back to Warsaw in the afternoon, so I got up early and ran to see a few more mosques, this aqueduct and last sight of Eminonu. When I was waiting on the crossing, unexpectedly I met Deniz! Istanbul is not so big after all, people just meet on the street. I was very happy to see him, We could say good bye with beer and tea.
And look at the funny monument near the aqueduct.
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mesutilgim (95854) 2014-07-15 2:12
Very nice capture from my hoecity.
Perfect pov and layout.
I had posted a bw capture from the same place I made in 1971 some times ago :
TFS and best regards
holmertz (55091) 2014-07-15 2:40
Thank you so much for your gift. It makes me very suprised. Just a few minutes ago I sent a reply to Murat, who had seen my old photo, and told him that this place has changed so much that a similar photo would be impossible today. But I was only thinking of the new park that I found here in 2012. Now i realize that it was the new street that totally confused me. How very interesting. You were really standing in the same spot, give or take a metre.
snunney (101826) 2014-07-15 3:57
Heavy traffic can be annoying for the photographer but cannot be avoided in big cities. Here, it is not too obtrusive, as the main subject rises majestically above it providing an interesting contrast between ancient and modern. Well composed and of good technical quality.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-15 4:17
a fascinating then and now this. One questions whether having all the traffic polluting this masterpiece is progress. But it is nice to see it has been maintained and still looks amazing!
Regards - B.
Sergiom (83003) 2014-07-15 5:28
Nous sommes tous deux dans le même pays aujourd'hui. Je n'ai malheureusement pas vu cette structure de pierres lors de mon trop bref passage à Istambul.La belle lumière fait bien ressortir les détails.
photoray (13981) 2014-07-15 7:46
Interesting combination, ancient aqueduct ruins still standing after almost two millenium, with auto traffic bumper to bumper.
I think it is time to reroute the street and make the entire area a park?
And belated happy birthday and many more.
PS: I am part Choctaw because when the government opened the Oklahoma Territory to the whiteman, many Irish men married Native American females. One Irishman being Ellie McNiece my mother's grandfather.
bukitgolfb301 (43028) 2014-07-15 11:54
Hi dear Malgo, how are you?
This time is from Turkey, where will you go this Summer? So wonderful composed framework via reasonable framework. Greatly a marvelous and splendidily light-color touch at all!
All the best and have a good day! Takero from hot Tokyo
saxo042 (37902) 2014-07-15 12:08
An interesting view with this old aqueduct. But I must say that I find the older picture much more attractive. The modern view with all the cars add some more colours but definitely more stress too. But I doubt that I will go here to take pictures of my own...
jjcordier (79297) 2014-07-15 22:22
l'aire de jeux pour enfants a laissé la place aux voitures....ce doit être ça le progrès! Je constate que l’aqueduc a quand même été un peu restauré.
carlo62 (50968) 2014-07-15 22:36
il contrasto tra l'antico acquedotto e la fila la automobili è incredibile e ci ricorda ancora una volta di tutto il tempo che è trascorso, di quanti uomini hanno attraversato questi archi e di come, le cose di una volta, erano costruite per rimanere nel tempo.
rychem (38295) 2014-07-15 22:44
To ciekawe zobaczyć zmiany w tym samym miejscu, a Gert wielokrotnie pokazywał zdjęcia z dawnych czasów, a co będzie po następnych 30 latach, lądowisko dla rakiet? :))
mcmtanyel (24609) 2014-07-28 19:58
Yes, I saw Gert's photo of this place from 39 years ago. Unfortunately, his is closer to what I remember, I have not seen this aqueduct for ages. I do remember driving through it when I lived in Istanbul, though.
You are right, it hasn't changed much. Thanks for bringing back the memories.