Street scenes in Constantinople, the harbour, ruins, religious buildings, communal washing area etc.
Shot in Constantinople (Istanbul). Introductory intertitle reads: "Where John Turk is striving to renew the vigour of youth..."
Shot of a harbour with the city on the hillside behind. "But, where ruin and tradition still cling to the old Capital - once the great centre of civilisation..." M/S of two men - one standing, one sitting - by some ancient ruins. L/S of a city street - perhaps with some kind of religious building in the background. A very old tree is seen in the foreground. Two women in yashmaks (or yashmacs) walk through an archway towards the city.
"The Washers - imperturbable and bland" - L/S of group of people doing their ablutions at a communal washing area in the open air. Shots are all seen inside a picture frame device.
Was item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 410 or 411.