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Capture yesterday in Eminonu, close to the Egyptian Bazaar, at corner of the flower market.
This old man was sitting at a corner and most probably thinking "those were the days".
But another interesting thing is the plastic jar at right to hise head's level. In it you can see hundreds of leechs, which are also sold there in the flower market.
People, mainly in spring use them to clean their blood !
A method utilised since the antiquity.
The European medical leech, Hirudo medicinalis, and some congeners, as well as some other species, have been used for clinical bloodletting for thousands of years.


Bu kareyi de dün Mısır Çarşısı girişinde, çiçek pazarında çektim.
Bu yaşlı amca bir köşeye oturmuş, muhtemelen "neydi o günler" felsefesi yapmakta.
Bu karedeki ilginç bir ayrıntı, resmin sağ tarafında baş hizasındaki plasitk kavanozda yüslerce sülük oynaşıyor. Şimdi iikbahar, ve kış ayları boyunca kirlenmiş kanı temizlemek gerek !
Binlerce seneden beri uygulanan bir metod.

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