Friday, 23 October 2015

End Of The Orient Express At Istanbul's Sirkeci Terminal

The famed Orient Express train line ended in Istanbul at the city's Sirkeci terminal. The station was built in 1890 as a way to connect Turkey with Europe. The station was built in the style of Orientalsim, a mash-up of European Art Nouveau and Turkish Ottoman architectural movements.

A restaurant, out back by the tracks.

The facade and one of the waiting rooms.

Another waiting room. No trains running since 2013, nobody waiting.

There's a train museum, full of related paraphernalia. A sign of signs.

Swinging 1970s seat train car mockup. Enjoy the fantasy.

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