Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey

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Taken the 07/08/09
The old tramway of Istanbul connects the Taksim square with the historic underground Tünel. With slow speed it drives down the big pedestrian area of the Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Street) and passes many stores, bars and restaurants.

Die alte Trambahn Istanbuls verbindet den Taksimplatz mit der historischen U-Bahn Tünel. Dabei fährt sie in gemütlichem Tempo die Istiklal Caddesi hinunter, die als Fußgängerzone mit vielen Geschäften, Restaurants und Bars Tag und Nacht bevölkert ist. Da die Strecke einspurig ist, gibt es in der Mitte eine Ausweichstelle für die entgegen kommende Bahn.
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Latitude: 41° 2' 1" N, Longitude: 28° 58' 38" E see »

Location: Turkey

Comments on panorama:

Hi,
Nice trams :)

Greetings from Gdańsk in Poland
By Yak Yalin | 27/02/11 - 09:48:26 GMT +0100
The old tramway in the Istiklal Caddesi belongs to the nostalgic atmosphere of this part of Istanbul (Beyoglu). There is actually only one lane. Just in the middle, at the only stop, are two lanes. Here is the meeting point of the trams - one goes down, one goes up. Other parts of Istanbul are connected with a modern and fast tram. But the pedestrian area of the Istiklal Street is so crowded (day and night) that a modern fast tram would be to dangerous.

Greetings from Munich in Bavaria
By Heiner Straesser | 27/02/11 - 11:29:37 GMT +0100

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