Near the old city of Grand Bazaar, on both sides of the Bosphorus, corn chestnuts can be seen everywhere. Trams and buses criss-cross, all black-wrapped Muslims and trendy Turkish girls come and go, many people are rushing to the bus, and many people are running along the pier to reach the other side of the strait.
There are many people fishing on the shore, for sustenance and as a pastime. They throw bait towards the raging currents, and wait for the fish to hook. Whenever we walk past them, the anglers are willing to show us the fish they caught.