Loose pipes... - Eminönü

Marjolein Katsma

Groningen, Netherlands

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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, türkye, turkye, red, orange, blue, water, pipes, crusty, knocked loose, peeling paint, fire protection


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  

Oh look, there is that red-orange paint again, more brightly this time on those funny pipes than on the concrete. Looking closely, the three pipes are all knocked loose, and seem to have had a white layer of paint? plastic? on the outside that has almost totally peeled off. But they seem to be stubbornly hanging on, in spite of having been knocked loose from their fastenings. That piece of string doesn’t seem to help, and that rusty thing in between them seems literally unconnected to these pipes.

The pipes intrigued me – not only because their shape and color pleased me, but also… What are they doing there? What are (or were) they for? After I did my best to take a good shot of them to do their stubborn presence justice, I followed them (looking down!), away from the water, and ended up at a fence where I found they connect to this (click to see what!).

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
 

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