Trespassing on History

While staring up at the side of a crumbling wall wondering how to scale it, some kids noticed us and demonstrated how to go about climbing the aqueduct.
While staring up at the side of a crumbling wall wondering how to scale it, some kids noticed us and demonstrated how to go about climbing the aqueduct.

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The view of a mosque from on top of the aqueduct. At the end we met a group of Kurdish children who had a fort on top of the structure. They spoke with us for a little while, showed us their dog, and showed us the tree they use to climb up and down.
The view of a mosque from on top of the aqueduct. As we approached the end, we squeezed between a rod iron gate where we met a group of Kurdish children who were also hanging out on top of the aqueduct. They introduced themselves, asked where we were from, and showed us the tree they use to climb up and down. They seem surprised to see that a couple of foreigners had made it to the top.
The city walls are largely neglected in Istanbul. Many of them are used as ramshackle domiciles and we step carefully to avoid the human excrement along the pathways.
The city walls are largely neglected in Istanbul. Many of them are used as ramshackle domiciles and windbreaks for tents. From the ground it even looks as though a Romani family has occupied one of the towers. We had to step carefully to avoid the human excrement along the pathways.
We found a place to climb up the wall and look out at where the Mongols might have been.
We found a place to climb up the wall and look out to where the Mongols might once have been.
Some men lounging in lawn chairs wave at us as we make it to the top of one of the towers.
Some men lounging in lawn chairs wave at us as we make it to the top of one of the towers. Jason is pointing to the tower he wants to try and climb.
Ammunition for a trebuchet perhaps?
Ammunition for a trebuchet perhaps?
Greek writing on a collapsed column from the wall of Constantinople
Greek writing on a collapsed column. 
We walk around the perimeter of the wall. A few possible lookouts tail us for a bit. There wasn't definitely some kind of shady business going on behind the first set of ramparts.
We walk around the perimeter of the wall. A few suspicious looking guys tail us for a bit. Jason says that they were probably look-outs. There was definitely some kind of shady business going on behind the first set of ramparts.

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