Istanbul is a very industrious city. Walk around the neighborhoods and on every block there are small workshops and stands where all manner of things are sold, made or fixed.
Some guys breathe in metal fibers all day in a shop that makes lamp fixtures. This is one of about half a dozen metal workshops on one street near the Galata Tower that is full of lamp stores. He is strapped to his machine, btw. This workplace could not withstand the American tort system.
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