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ProfChiara at the Power Tower in Istanbul

profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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As I practice with photos to try and do a blog on Istanbul, I will start with my favorite. 101_0786_1.JPGHere I am with Mustafa and Evit at the power tower in Asian Istanbul last week.  I leave it to you to decide whether this was a tour (as the van implies).  If so, what destination did the tour take me to?  Are Shoeman and SS right about my cover?  You be the judge. 

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  • ProfChiara at the Power Tower in Istanbul
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    Never carry a purse that large unless you're concealing your large caliber "piece" or sat phone!!!!  :Looks like a great "tour!"

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    • Re: ProfChiara at the Power Tower in Istanbul
      profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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      Those and so much more, SteppingStones.  That purse is simply a prop necessary to carry out my assignments and look like the smiling tourist .

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      • Re: ProfChiara at the Power Tower in Istanbul
        shoeman1000 Platinum 4 Reviews
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        To All

         

        At the risk of a wikileaks event, I must tell you there are multiple "clues" offered in the pic as to what was REALLY happening.  To get everyone started solving this international mystery, here's something to get you started.  Click on the photo and it will enlarge considerably.  I'm not certain, but is the gentleman on the Prof's left exerting some influence on the prof with his hand on her back? Is that a 'taser' in his right hand?  And why does the other fellow keep his hands hidden in his coat pocket??? Is the smile on her face really a 'signal' to her handlers?  I suspect that us Insiders could fashion a tale as to what was going on that cold winter day in Instanbul.......

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        • Re: ProfChiara at the Power Tower in Istanbul
          profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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          Shoeman,

          Please feel free to speculate!  After all, I am safely back in Maine.  There are most assuredly multiple clues, not least of which are the power towers and lines.  I would like to see what other Insiders might speculate about 'This Situation'.  I do believe we have a mystery unfolding.  It is, after all, a most telling photo.

           

          The one and only absolutely true clue I will give is that it occurred on the Asian side of Istanbul, not the European side.

           

          So, was the smiling done for the sake of a nice restauranteur who took our photo?  Or was it more sinister?  You be the judge.

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      • Re: ProfChiara at the Power Tower in Istanbul
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        PC:

         

        hand signals noted, towers noted, card in windshield noted.  Good job 007.5!

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          profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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          Did you note, 007, that there were a FEW cards in the windshield, all the while that I smiled?

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            profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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            Was that you SS, reflected in the windshield ? Oh my, cover blown.

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            • Re: ProfChiara at the Power Tower in Istanbul
              Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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              well you found me out. that was me dressed as a fakir: oops wrong country, thank you for doing those hand signals remind me of the women in the Renaissance paintings where there's some symbolism when hands are held. But the good news is your cover is safe only 36 million people know who you are

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          • Re: ProfChiara at the Power Tower in Istanbul
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            as the famous song goes you got a know when to hold them and know when to fold them. So best of luck

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    tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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    I like the spot next to the front fender of the van on the stone wall where one of the stones is outlined in black. Most people probably look at it as a wall repaired....but it's probably the 'drop spot' for exchanges when they remove the rock to expose the hidden message or item.......or place one in there.....

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    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    Professor,

     

    I cannot blow the picture up enough to identify the road signs behind you.  Having never been to Istanbul, I could not guess correctly.  A memorable picture, and this may take agent 99 1/2 (code name Jasper), to solve this one.

     

    Thanks for the pleasant picture, and good luck in the game tomorrow!

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