Friday, October 17, 2008

Crossing Bosporus, on Foot

bosporus blocked by glaciers in winter of 1929

Here is a not so common old Istanbul picture. The winter of 1929 is still told by those who lived long enough to see the 21st century. It was terribly cold. If you polled the nation today, most would mistakenly report the event that Bosporus Strait had frozen then. Actually the reason was the glaciers from Black Sea that blocked it and made crossing it on foot possible. Dated 1 March 1929.

Estimated value: $ 35


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