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Nostalgic trams at Istiklal Caddesi of Istanbul. In the early 1900's Istanbul had an extensive tramway system. But just like many other big cities, trams had to give way for car transport.
Trams made a comeback to this main shopping street in 1990, when Istiklal was converted to pedestrian street. Usually there's two old trams pendeling along the 1.6 km route, meeting in the middle. As the capacity of these vintage trams is limited the tram line has little importance as mass transport, but it is a charming feature as a tourist attraction and photo opportunity.

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