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Alp Ozkan
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You can run into a McDonalds or a KFC between a mosque and a church. This is Istanbul—a mixture of old and modern, east and west.

 

Istanbul—Old and Modern, East and West

Alp Ozkan from Turkey

There is a big crowd; people are running everywhere; traffic seems crazy. Sometimes you smell the sea, sometimes food. One panorama is like an old historical place; another panorama is a modern city.

Some places remind you of the old Byzantine Age; other places remind you of the Ottoman Empire. You can run into a McDonalds or a KFC between a mosque and a church. This is Istanbul—a mixture of old and modern, east and west.


Sometimes you smell the sea, sometimes food.
Photo: The Gloaming (Flickr)

Historical architecture and crazy traffic.
Photo: The Gloaming (Flickr)

Traffic seems crazy. Sometimes you smell the sea, sometimes food. One panorama is like an old historical place; another panorama is a modern city.

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