Photo Friday: Filming in Istanbul

Movie filming in Istanbul
Movie filming in Istanbul

One of the things I love about traveling is that sense that anything might be around the next corner. That's especially true internationally, where things tend to be less controlled than in the US. Here's the relatively quiet street we walked down every morning in Istanbul - all of a sudden there's a film crew, gobs of electrical wiring, and a fleet of juice and tea sellers ready to assist if anyone gets thirsty.

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      1. Kerry Dexter on July 16, 2010 at 3:11 a.m.

        I agree about that sense of possibility. several times I've come around the corner and come upon filming, as you did, on rehearsals for plays or pageants, on musicians practicing. it's lovely to come upon people in the process of creating art and have them welcome you.

      2. Theodora on July 16, 2010 at 8:47 a.m.

        Love the composition and coloration on this shot. Really, really beautiful...

      3. ali on July 17, 2010 at 1:01 p.m.
        check this out. good stuff.

      4. Dominique on July 18, 2010 at 9:49 a.m.

        Fun that you got to get in so close to the filming. We see a lot of filming here these days (with Michigan's generous tax incentives bringing film crews here), but they usually seem to try to keep onlookers a good distance away from the action.