To surprise a north European
Earlier today I was walking through Ortaköy with my parents. Certainly a nice place, but instead of taking in the view I found my father staring at some telephone booths. “Not a single one is cut.” he said, very surprised. This was the second time he seemed really surprised after one week here. The first time was when seeing the subway and finding that not only was the original wall paintings still visible, they were even clean, without grafitti.
I have noticed this as a huge difference since I first moved here and I really must say it’s hard to grasp. Anyone got any own thoughts about this?