A bridge across the Tunca River in Edirne, Turkey; with a Turkish couple crossing in a mule-driven cart. Edirne was capitol of the Ottoman Empire before the conquest of Constantinople and the ruins of Ottoman palaces are scattered around the Thracian countryside. Dotted with grazing livestock, ignored by locals and tourists alike, Edirne's Ottoman heritage is quickly being washed away, as if buried beneath the rising waters of the flooding Tunca River. The Tower of Justice (Kasr-1 Adalet) in the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul is an exact copy of the original in Edirne, which is in the background of this photograph.
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