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Live the Story: Abandoned Istanbul building given new lease of life

8 November 2013 Last updated at 13:23 GMT

Turkey's largest city, Istanbul, is filled with hidden charms and mysterious old buildings, one of which is now thriving despite being abandoned many years ago.

BBC cameraman Christian Parkinson explored the inside of the former French embassy and bank with a group of independent local journalists whilst filming in the Galata district of the city.

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