Istanbul – The Nut Boys

Nut BoysThese two brothers arrived at the bottom of the market street around midday and set up their stall. They’d obviously spent the morning preparing their bags of cobb nuts for sale, taking each nut from its fringed greenery and putting them into paper bags for 2 TL each bag. I bought some and tried to ask them where they were from but they spoke no English and I have no Turkish. We sat in a cafe nearby eating the delicious fresh nuts, probably picked earlier in the day as the green fronds were not at all limp. Later I wandered over again and asked if I could take their photos. They were happy for me to do so but I couldn’t get them to smile. I was struck by how alike they were, their faces and body language, the only difference was their height.


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