Here's a collection of assorted photos from my time in Istanbul that didn't really fit in anywhere else.
I stumbled across this rally as I wandered around Istanbul. There was a large police presence outside this park to keep order. It was interesting to watch for a little bit, but my inability to speak Turkish hampered my ability to understand the particulars of this. I think the presence of Palestinian flags betrayed the general sentiment of the crowd.
Originally erected by Pharaoh Thutmose III in Egypt, the obelisk was brought to Constantinople by the Romans in the 4th century AD.
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