BLOG: Ankara’s infrastructure keeps dazzling as rain forms deep crater in middle of street
Simon TAGE* ANKARA
AA PhotoThe Turkish capital’s famed infrastructure once again wowed everyone when a deep crater opened in the middle of a road following showers that have doused the city over the last two days.
The cascade in the middle of a metropolitan landscape produced a crater in the asphalt that added an extra touch of beauty to the streets of the Batıkent neighborhood, despite some acknowledged risk for people – or vehicles – transiting through the area.
But Ankara residents have always welcomed the adventure of living in the city, and pictures of the large hole quickly began circulating on social media June 6, triggering rapturous praise and other eulogies for the good work accomplished in the city during the 20-year-long reign of Mayor Melih Gökçek.
A day earlier, rain flooded the metro station in the same neighborhood of Batıkent, allowing passengers to get the feel of traveling in submarines for a day, in a city that has always craved to be closer to the sea.
* Simon Tage is a simit seller and part-time political satirist.