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At dawn one morning in May 1975 these old freighters could be seen lined up in the Port of Istanbul with the morning fog just beginning to lift. The second ship from the left, identifed by the red band across its stack, belonged to the former Soviet Union. The waterway is the Bosphorus separating the European side of Istanbul (and Turkey) from the Asian side. The view is a northward toward the opening of the Bosphorus to the Black Sea, approximately 30 km away. A lone fisherman in his rowboat is seen in the lower right, and reminds me of the rowboat in a painting by Monet that gives the Impressionist Movement its name. This was also suggested by TE reviewer luci.

I shot the photograph on Kodachrome-25 slide film from the cruise ship Royal Viking Sea, docked immediately in front of them.

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