Charlie looks on……

We have had people asking us of late when the demolitions will start.  The fencing went up a few weeks ago along a main section of the development bordering Tarlabasi Boulevard; but then little happened after that.  Well now on the front and behind the scenes are the demolition work has actively started.

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Workers demolishing one of the original buildings of Tarlabasi

Then shortly afterwards I pass an empty doorway; two street artists are at work…..crunching across broken glass, they are scratching away at a blue painted wall – revealing Charlie Chaplin to residents and passers-by.

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Street artists at work: they were scratching off the blue paintwork with chisels to "reveal" Charlie Chaplin below.

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One Response to Charlie looks on……

  1. Danny says:

    Note to the Istanbul municipality: demolishing is not the same as renovating.

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