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This is my last photo from my journey through western Asia in the spring of 1973, going home from India. It was taken on the last day of the journey. The following day I boarded a plane to Copenhagen, and from there another one to Gothenburg where I lived in those days.

On this last day I returned to the Eminönü area by the Galata Bridge, where my journey had started 10 months earlier. Eminönü is an area where all tourists are likely to go, one of the major hubs of street life in Istanbul. I have taken many photos here and posted several on TE.

This boy was selling simit, a delicious kind of circular Turkish bread, excellent for breakfast or a snack at any time. It is available everywhere and has been so since the 16th century. I am not sure if this way of loading them onto a stick is common anymore. Anyway, the boy had sold all but three pieces, was probably getting bored and found something more interesting to watch among the boats or in the water, maybe dreaming himself away to some far-away country.

Here is a larger version. Another photo from the same place can be seen as a workshop.

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