logistics during occupy istanbul

In addition to the power of social media, Turkish public is using google maps infrastructure for their democratic protests against the suppressive AKP regime of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

http://mapsengine.google.com/map/view?mid=zLEa2C9KMfVc.kRpFef197gfc

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turquie 1971

http://vimeo.com/56301044/

I am hunting for old, dusty super8 film reels of amateur travelers.

Here is one dated 1971, a Belgian family (I suppose) travelled to Turkey between 1-5 April 1971. They start their trip in Ankara in Ataturk boulevard. They stay at Grand Ankara Hotel. Then they travel by car to the Anatolia and visit Cappodocia. Their next step is Istanbul, where they make sightseeings including a Bosphorus tour, Galata tower and old peninsula. They stay at the Hilton Hotel. The family eventually travels to Jerusalem from Istanbul.
The super8 film was telecined by Studio Bidav in Istanbul. Yes, I know the quality is not that good.
I have performed the montage in iMovie.

Once again, I would like say:
long live super8
long live Turkey
tunes by Orchestra Keyif

intermodal istanbul

The Port of Haydarpaşa, also known as the Port of Haidar Pasha (Turkish: Haydarpaşa Limanı) is a general cargo seaport, ro-ro and container terminal, situated in Haydarpaşa, Istanbul at the southern entrance to the Bosphorus. The port is operated by the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) and serves a hinterland which includes the country’s most industrialized areas.

It is the biggest container port in the Marmara Region and with an annual cargo volume exceeding six million metric tons (MT), is Turkey’s third biggest port after Mersin and Izmir.

The Haydarpaşa Terminal or Haydarpaşa Station (Turkish: Haydarpaşa Garı) is a major intercity rail station and transportation hub in İstanbul. It is the busiest rail terminal in Turkey and the Middle East and one of the busiest in Eastern Europe. The terminal also has connections to İETT bus and ferry service. The Moda Tramway is a few blocks south of the station. The station has a main building (opened in 1909) that houses the headquarters of District 1.

Haydarpaşa Terminal is the western terminus of the Istanbul-Ankara Main Line and was the western terminus of the former Baghdad Railway (İstanbul-Konya-Adana-Aleppo-Baghdad) and the Hedjaz Railway (İstanbul-Konya-Adana-Aleppo-Damascus-Amman-Medina). The tracks do not cross the Bosphorus, but there is a train ferry, that carries rail cars from Haydarpaşa, on the Asian side, to Sirkeci, on the European side.

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2010 June

Ilford FP4 Plus 125

Lubitel 166 Universal