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Two Acrobats on a Wire

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Object:Two Acrobats on a Wire
Description:Two male acrobats on a wire that is spanned between two wooden poles above a public square. A safety net is mounted underneath and a bulk of spectators are watching the scene. One of the acrobats, wearing a tanktop and holding a long baton in his hands, is upright. His partner, who is wearing an odd headgear, put his legs around the formers hips and stabilizes with his hands on the wire. The square is enclosed by various residential and commercial buildings, some wooden, others made out of concrete. Minarets can be seen on the horizon of the cityscape.
Comment:The six minarets on the right hand side probably belong to the Blue Mosque.
Date:Not before 1928, Not after 1935
Location:Istanbul, Küçük Ayasofya Mahallesi, Fatih (probably)
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Keywords:180 Total Culture > 184 Cultural Participation
510 Living Standards and Routines > 517 Leisure Time Activities
340 Structures > 342 Dwellings
340 Structures > 341 Architecture
Copyright:Yapı Kredi bank
Archive:Yapı Kredi tarih arşivi, Istanbul (Collection Selahattin Giz), Inv. No.: 14/0052A
Editor:Yorick Tanner