Friday, August 2, 2013
Taksim II, a set on Flickr.Going for drinks at the Marmaras Pesa Hotel to take photos of the sunset over beautiful Istanbul and on the way, walking down Istiklal avenue I came across four squadrons of police, one of which was all women!! I had to go behind and then infront of the police to get to my hotel. The police are young neophytes (with machine guns, pistols, bullet proof suits, riot gear and lots of heavy machinery for backup). A show of strength that did not even raise an eyebrow from the local revelers. Viva Taksim!