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Kensington High Street? In Istanbul? Surely there must be some mistake?
No, it's Istanbul alright. The bar owner must have been going for the English pub vibe here, but I don't think he was wholly succesful in that regard. It takes more than a couple of enamel signs picked up on holiday to recreate that kind of atmosphere; for a start the drinkers were far too well behaved!
This was a bar in one of the arcades off Istiklal Caddessi; the perfect place to cool down from the heat outside with a couple of cold glasses of Efes Pilsner.
I tried to find this bar last time I was in Istanbul back in 2005; sadly it's no longer in existence. I found the same arcade but the bar wasn't there.

Budapestman, Silke, ryno, tcht, Mikos, ninaL, salvator, gbeli, nbj has marked this note useful

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