...Victaulic gauges - 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, green, white, sky, leaves, pipes, gauge, pressure gauge, 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  

Following the loose pipes away from the waterside, I almost bumped into a fence. No way now to get to the other side: I was on this side because I had already gone through the turnstile and thus paid for the ferry (which showed no sign of arriving just yet). But the pipes continued on the other side of the fence, and then went up.

Looking up now, I saw this. Actually, it was a bit hard to see as it was in the shade, against a bright white sky. I made a shot as best I could, and only when I came home with my pictures and could see them large on my computer monitor, did I realize what it was.

The two pressure gauges make it all clear. They (and the installation they are attached to) all bear the name Victaulic which Wikipedia explains is a Pennsylvania-based developer and producer of mechanical pipe joining systems, and also provides products for fire protection. And “Fire protection service” is exactly what it says on the two water pressure gauges (which each show a different pressure, by the way). And if the number ‘2010’ shown on both gauges is actually a year, that’s also pretty up-to-date Victaulic equipment connected to those crusty pipes…

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

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