Urban Texture
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Urban Texture

Low-floored wooden or frame houses with gardens were located in districts. Empty spaces for children to play games were present among the buildings. Street peddlers selling vegetables planted in various gardens of Istanbul used to pass the streets. Wooden houses burnt down in time. Apartments had started to be built to replace the burnt wooden houses with the method of ownership in exchange of floors. Suburbs started to be widespread in various districts of Istanbul with migration.

Small streets had covered the highway transportation of Istanbul until 1950s. After 1950, wide streets were built as Vatan and Millet streets. It is not possible to separate transportation in Istanbul from the sea. The boats used to pass by the small wharves in Bosphorus. By 2000, metros, airports, sea buses are not even enough to carry Istanbul from one side to the other or even to the world.

People used to go to open-air cinemas opened on empty lands in the evenings. There are neither those cinemas not those empty spaces anymore. Istanbul became almost a city of skyscrapers.
Istanbul used to be a city where it was possible to swim in its coasts. Caddebostan beach, Salacak beach, Süreyya beach... Nowadays, they either have a poled road or train.


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