Broken pattern (Eminönü) by Marjolein Katsma

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ferry dock, landing, pier, iskelesi, waiting, eminönü, eminonu, haliç, halic, golden horn, haliç hattı, halic hatti, golden horn line, istanbul, turkey, türkiye, turkiye, platform, heavy metal, ridges, pattern, broken, anti skid, rust, shiny, look down

Part of my The joys of waiting for the ferry collection, shot in Istanbul, October 2011. Read more about it at the intro to the series.
You could use the collection to navigate the series, or use these small thumbnails below to jump around as you like.

Ferry dock at Üsküdar   Life of a dock fender (Eminönü)   Eminönü SOS: a lifebuoy at the ferry dock   Between the ferry docks at Eminönü   Broken pattern (Eminönü)  
Street food - the best pilav ever at Hasköy   What people do when waiting for the ferry   Not so nautical - Hasköy ferry dock   Knot - Hasköy ferry dock   Crates at the Sütlüce ferry dock  
Loose pipes... - Eminönü   ...Victaulic gauges - Eminönü   Get some cash at Üsküdar   Water, wood, concrete, paint (Sütlüce)   Yet another way to wait (Sütlüce)  
Encrustration (Hasköy)   Waiting for the ferry passengers (Üsküdar)   Water, metal, concrete, paint (Hasköy)   The blues (Haydarpaşa)   Daily commute - crossing the Bosphorus  

It’s actually hard to avoid rust around ferry docks, and I happen to have a liking for heavy metal, but I found this platform at the Haliç Hattı İskelesi (Golden Horn Line Ferry Dock) in Eminönü really curious: the rust here seems to be blowing bubbles inside the depressions of the anti skid pattern, resulting in a broken pattern with raised metal bubbles worn to a shine because they get actually higher than the anti skid ridges.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

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  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatover 2 years ago

    Great point of view here Looks like a landscape. beneath you feet.

  • Funny you should mention it looks like a landscape – the thought occurred to me but I could not quite understand why: seems I’m not the only one then! Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Vee.

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    I love this. Beautiful pattern and gorgeous rust :)

  • Ha, I like rust. And what I call ‘heavy metal’! So yes, this was a nice find. :)
    Thank you so much, Maree! For the fave, too!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Hélène David-Cuny
    Hélène David-Cunyover 2 years ago

    Aerial view of Mars when it was inhabited probably… ;-)

  • LOL! And those lines must be the canals, then. :) So funny what that ‘landscape view’ does to the human mind… Thank you Hélène for the humorous comment, and the fave!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

    congratulations for your well deserved feature in the SUPERBLY VISUAL group !!!
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you so much, Francis! :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

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