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Should I, should I not? I have been debating whether I should upload this picture for a while. It is another one of those historic photos that means a lot to me - but not necessarily to others. It is important to me for three reasons:
1) It captures the elementary school from which I graduated. The yellow building complex (a little off-center) is Pendik Elementary School.
2) That building is no longer there. In 2011, when we took the children to see "Daddy's Homeland," I drove around the school and it was under construction. At the time I thought it was being renovated. But when I searched the internet, I found newspaper articles bemoaning the fact that the historic building had been demolished.
3) The landscape no longer looks like this. Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Istanbul Metropolis Municipality) filled up shores of Marmara all along the Asian side of the city in the 90s. If you click on the "Map view" under photo information, you will see that Pendik Merkez İlköğretim Okulu (the official name of the school) is much further inland than this photo suggests.
With all that said, I must confess I have no idea how I took this photo. The vantage point suggests that I was in the middle of Pendik bay, but I don't remember being on a boat near Pendik on that trip - go figure!

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