Istanbul Haydarpaşa Terminal or Haydarpaşa Terminus (Turkish: Haydarpaşa Garı) is a railway terminal in Istanbul. Until 2012 the station was a major intercity, regional and commuter rail hub as well as the busiest railway station in Turkey. Haydarpaşa, along with Sirkeci Terminal (on the other side of the Bosphorus), are Istanbul’s two intercity and commuter railway terminals. As of 19 June 2013 all train service to the station has been indefinitely suspended due to the rehabilitation of the existing line for the new Marmaray commuter rail line. The station building however still houses the headquarters for District 1 of the State Railways.
The station building, built in 1909 by the Anatolian Railway (CFOA) as the western terminus of the Baghdad and Hedjaz railways, has become a symbol of Istanbul and Turkey and is famous throughout the Middle East.
Haydarpaşa is situated on an embankment over the Bosphorus just south of the Port of Haydarpaşa and is slightly north from central Kadıköy. Until the suspension of rail service, ferry service was available to Eminönü, Karaköy and Kadıköy from the station’s ferry dock.
Istanbul Old (Nostalgic) Trams have always been a very attractive object and a scene with the dynamism of the Istiklal street for me to capture; however, I have always desired to capture it alone. Eventually, in this image, I tried to reflect how historic how elegant the car looks by itself. Luckily, there were not many people around since it was early in the morning and I did some post-processing to project the scene as I imagined. I hope you enjoy viewing it and please leave your comments as well. Thank you.
Color version of my earlier post. NYC Subway did 1.75 billion rides in 2014. No wonder its hard to find a car without people. I had this shot in my mind for some time and lucky to find one early winter monning. thanks much for your feedback and comments.