Richard & Stacy's Round the World Trip 2001

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The Church of St. Saviour
The Palace of the Porphyrogenitus
Along the City Walls
Yedikule Castle
The Paradise Restaurant

Once the taxi driver knew where to go, he actually drove through one of the northern most gates of the City Walls - the Fevzi Pasa gate, which is only barely big enough for the taxi to fit through. He then drove down the length of the walls, following the road that parallels the walls... 

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This is actually another tower from the Palace of Porphyrogenitus, one we didn't explore.   Further down the wall, we see a tower covered in scaffolding - restoration in progress?
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Another tower and wall segment in far worse condition, no restoration going on.   Although the wall is jagged, this tower looks to be in excellent shape.
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Still following the wall, just before we duck into a tunnel...   Here not only is the wall intact, but you can see the inner and outer walls together... we are effectively driving where the moat used to be.
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Another section of the wall, this time in rougher shape.   Like the Energizer Bunny, this wall just keeps going, and going...
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Near another gate, the wall grows larger, with more towers.   In front of Silivrikapi Caddesi Gate is this large modern sculpture, still under construction...
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As we pass the sculpture, we get a clear look through the Silivrikapi Caddesi Gate... that green truck will fit through the gate with inches to spare.   A bit of the wall (if you can see around the truck) just before reaching the Golden Gate (which is blocked) and Yedikule castle. 

The road that the taxi turned down follows the path of the Golden Gate, but then veers off at the last moment and instead passes to the left of the Golden Gate and through a gate known as the "Door to Yedikule." It takes quite awhile to get through the gate, since traffic must past slowly through the gate and its one way. A traffic cop of some kind decided who gets to go through, using a whistle and hand-gestures he finally waved us through.

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