Life Along Camondo Stairs

by Bernardo Ricci Armani January 10, 2016 3 comments
Life Along Camondo Stairs

Istanbul (Turkey). There are so many stories around Camondo Stairs! Every time I have the possibility, I love standing in front of them and watching the life around: every time there are people walking up and down between Karakoy and Galata, photographers (it’s a very popular spot, I guess thanks to Henry Cartier Bresson) trying to capture “the perfect moment”, selfiers (it’s a neologism!) playing with their cameraphones, architecture lovers finding their inspiration and simple curious being attracted by their unusual shape.

Days ago, after an abundant snowfall on Istanbul, I came to this place to shoot some photos. I was not expecting so many people, but at the end I was not frustrated by their presence. Camondo Stairs are probably much more beautiful with people using them, making them alive many years after their construction.

Karakoy is a lovely area: if you know Istanbul I guess you understand what I’m writing about. But if you are a newcomer or a tourist and you landed on this page via google, do not forget to include this district in your tour and do not be scared of getting lost here.

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3 comments

dasha January 14, 2016 - 2:02 pm

If this sunlight is not photoshop, its really great moment!

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Bernardo January 14, 2016 - 4:52 pm

Photoshop? What’s photoshop? :-)

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Aldo January 14, 2016 - 5:27 pm

Da bambino mi divertivo a correre su e giu’ per quelle scale, proprio di fronte c’era la banca Commerciale Italiana, avevo due zii che lavoravano lì. In cima alle scale, sulla destra c’era un’ospedale e ci lavorava una cugina di mia mamma.

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