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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Among the Dummies

This guy was having fun posing with the dummies in front of a shop on the pedestrian street Istiklal Caddesi. This street is a major shopping street with shops of all type including bookstores, bakery's, cafes, and even a McDonald's and Burger King. We took the tram across the bridge to the end of the line then took the funicular up to the top and walked down the street to the bridge. Years ago when British soldiers were in Istanbul they were housed on one side of the bridge and worked on the other side. In their spare time they played cards and even made up a card game. They gave the name "Bridge" to the game because they crossed it to play. The game still has the same name.

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