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... for a photo shoot of "selfies". The beauty of this magnificent city was lost on them in their narcissistic mind set. "Starring in your own movie" has become an all-consuming obsession for some. We did manage to find an arcade that was once a florists' enclave and is now a restaurant hub, where Turkish food and alcohol is available.
An interlude at the Sirkeci Train Station was an unusual one. The station is one of the ...
... we checked out the kitchens. They were large, plain rooms with gigantic pots. There were also many different sets of fancy dishes. There were all kinds of dishes from all over the world. Then we left the kitchens and walked around some more. The next place we went to was the Crown Jewels of Turkey. (I don't know the actual name, so that's what I'm calling it.) We saw many beautiful and expensive items, I remember this spectacular wedding clip type thing with flowers and diamonds. ...
... a few shoppers browsing. I bought a pair if jeans, I didn't expect to see Autumn this year, so didn't pack any. We called at the usual Internet place to blog, then to the supermarket for juice and walked home window shopping along the way.
After lunch we walked along the front, quite a lot of local people have dogs on leads, there are a lot of cyclists and blade skaters whizzing by. We walked as far as the next town, passing the ferry terminal and a small fish ...
... people. Along with Split and other coastal towns, Dalmatia may hover around 2 million (just guessing), an area that has about 6,000 miles of winding coastline. Istanbul has a population of 25 million! Dalmatia is freakishly clean. You could almost eat off the paving stones, running water is potable. Istanbul is gritty. You cannot drink tap water in Istanbul.
HOWEVER, Istanbul is ...
... which is harder and faster and just as recognizable, apparently, because it was the one that drew a lot of people to the amphitheater. The third song was "Yerakina," which is a Greek song about how a girl almost dies in a well. It's surprisingly cheerful for such a saddening topic, and people seemed to enjoy it. The fourth song was "I got a Robe," a spiritual in English about going to heaven, ...