Yearly Archives: 2008

Fethiye Mosque, Pammakaristos Church


 istanbul

My suggestions for December 2008

  1. Golden Horn and Old Fisherman
  2. Yeni Cami (New Mosque)
  3. balat portres : two pretty girl
  4. The mature ones are a sea
  5. orange-yellow tulip : I wish I could see this Yunus.
  6. white tulip, Now it is time for silence.
  7. Tell me, is the rose naked or is that her only dress?
  8. You are going to ask: and where are the lilacs , tulips
  9. Peace without Justice is a low estate
  10. Calm in the midst of lightning stands the cause of lightning.

Avis Triada Greek Orthodox Church, Istanbul

Kadikoy, Avis Triada Greek Orthodox Church, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Kadikoy, Avis Triada Greek Orthodox Church, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Avis Triada Greek Orthodox Church, Kadikoy

Kadikoy, Avis Triada Greek Orthodox Church, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Kadikoy, Avis Triada Greek Orthodox Church, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Assumption Church, Moda Kadikoy

Assumption Church, Moda Kadikoy , Istanbul, pentax k10d

Assumption Church, Moda Kadikoy , Istanbul, pentax k10d

it is one of the most important Catholic churches in Istanbul. There are several catholic churches in Istanbul.

some of them

  • St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral, alternatively known as the Sant’Antonio di Padova Cathedral, S. Antonio di Padova, St. Antoine or St. Antuan, is the largest cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul, Turkey. It is located on İstiklal Avenue in the Beyoğlu district.
  • Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (1846) in the Harbiye district
  • St. Louis of the French (1581) and Santa Maria Draperis in Beyoğlu
  • Sts. Peter and Paul (1841) in Galata quarter
  • St. Stephen in Yeşilköy
  • Bakırköy Church in Bakırköy

for complete list look at my page  Holy places in Istanbul

Süreyya Opera House, Kadikoy

Sureyya opera house, Kadikoy Istanbul, pentax k10d

Sureyya opera house, Kadikoy Istanbul, pentax k10d

Süreyya Opera House, also called Süreyya Cultural Center (Turkish: Süreyya Operası or Süreyya Kültür Merkezi), is an opera hall located in Kadiköy district of Istanbul, Turkey. Designed and built by the politician Süreyya İlmen Pasha, it was originally established in 1927 as the first musical theatre on the Anatolian part of Istanbul. However, due to lack of appropriate facilities and equipment in the theatre, operettas were never staged. The venue was rather used as a movie theatre until the building underwent a functional restoration and reopened as an opera house by the end of 2007.

History

Süreyya Pasha started the construction of the building in 1924 to meet the need of a venue for cultural and social events lacking in Kadiköy. He was impressed by the glamour of famous theatres in Europe during his visits. The aesthetic and functional influences at the architectural design of the building are reflected in the foyer, an example of Art Deco inspired from the Champs-Elysées Theatre in Paris, and in the interior, which shows styles of German architecture. Called “Süreyya Opereti” (English: Süreyya Operetta) and opened on March 6, 1927, the theater was the first of its art in the Asian part of Istanbul and the sixth in the entire city.

Since the stage of the musical theatre was not wholly completed and no artist’s rooms were provided, operetta performances did not take place at all. Only theatre plays were performed some days a week. In 1930, technical equipment needed to screen sound films was installed and henceforth the venue was renamed “Süreyya Sineması” (English: Süreyya Cinema). Hikmet Nazım, father of the renowned poet Nazım Hikmet, was appointed the movie theatre’s first manager.

The ballroom at the second floor served for many years as a wedding hall. It hosted the theater group “Kadiköy Sahnesi” (Kadiköy Stage) five years long from 1959 on. Later, the space was used as an apparel workshop.

Süreyya İlmen donated the theatre in 1950 to “Darüşşafaka Cemiyeti”, a charitable organization for the the advancement of education of orphan children in poverty, with the condition to receive the revenues during his or his wife’s lifetime. He died in 1955 and his wife Adalet İlmen in 1966. The cinema, taken over by the charity society, was then run first by the daughter and then by the grandsons of Süreyya İlmen.

The audience hall of Süreyya Cinema was renovated in 1996, and the technical equipments were modernized with state of the art in 2003. Also the exterior of the building underwent a reconditioning in accordance with the original. However, all these efforts and the investments made for modernization did not bring the expected result to attract audience.

Redevelopment

By the beginning of 2006, Kadiköy Municipality under Mayor Selami Öztürk launched a redevelopment project after leasing the building in August 2005 from Darüşşafaka Cemiyeti for a term of 40 years.[4] The restoration included the frescos at the ceiling and on the walls, and the sculptures on the facade. The construction works lasted almost two years and the cost amounted to around 14 million YTL (approx. $9m).

Süreyya Opera House reopened on December 14, 2007 performing the oratorio Yunus Emre (Opus 26) by Ahmet Adnan Saygun. Thus, Süreyya Pasha’s dream of an opera house came true after 80 years.

The theatre stage has dimensions of 14 m width, 10 m depth and 4.90 m height with an orchestra pit added newly. There are 14 dressing rooms built without changing the architecture of the building. The audience capacity of the opera house is 570 seats. The ballroom on the second floor can accommodate 500 guests.

The opera house is home to Istanbul State Opera and Ballet. Opera and ballet performances are staged three days a week at the venue. The house hosts also events like arts exhibitions and festivities like the Republic Day Ball.

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Attacks in Gaza and sunset in Marmara sea

Marmara sea, Moda shore and Moda port, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Marmara sea, Moda shore and Moda port, Istanbul, pentax k10d

I was planning to share some Istanbul photos with new year whishes. I dont want to publish  now.

Today, second day of new attacks on Gaza :  Mosques in Gaza are calling on people to donate blood.

Hamas sources said there was no room in the hospitals to treat victims.

Israel said the strikes were in response to continued rocket fire by Palestinian militants against Israeli towns.

U.N. Security Council council  said  “The members of the Security Council expressed serious concern at the escalation of the situation in Gaza and called for an immediate halt to allviolence “

John Lennon said  “

Everybody’s talking about Ministers,
Sinisters, Banisters and canisters
Bishops and Fishops and Rabbis and Pop eyes,
And bye bye, bye byes.

All we are saying is give peace a chance

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Well it was sunday
bloody sunday
When they shot the people there
The crys of thirteen marty martyrs
Filled the free derry air.
Is there any one among you
Dare to blame it on the kids?
Not a soldier boy was
bleeding

When they nailed the
coffin lidds!

Sunday bloody sunday
Bloody sunday’s the day!

You claim to be majority
Well you know that it’s a lie
You’re really a minority
Oh this sweet emerald asle.
When Stormont bans
our marchers

They’ve got a lot to learn
Internment is no answer
It’s those mother’s turn
to burn!

Sunday bloody sunday
Bloody sunday’s the day!

You anglo pigs and scotties
Sent to colonize the north
You wave your bloody
Union Jacks
And you know what it’s worth!
How dare you hold on to ransom
A people proud and free
Keep ireland for the irish
Put the english back to sea!

Sunday bloody sunday
Bloody sunday’s the day!

Yes it’s always bloody sunday
In the concentration camps
Keep Falls and roads free forever
From the bloody english hands

Repatriate to britain
All of you who call it home
Leave ireland to the irish
Not for London or for Rome!

Sunday bloody sunday
Bloody sunday’s the day!

U2

(thx for correction )

tested and approved.

our homemade liqueur and Musa Dagdeviren as tester

our homemade liquor and Musa Dagdeviren as tester

:)

Musa is my old friend for twenty years.  He is founder of famous Çiya restaurant in Kadikoy.  In my home, I served famous “cherry liquor of Moda” . He tested and approved.

If you want to taste traditional Turkish food, you can visit Çiya Restaurant.

Musa is famous and he doesnt need ads, so for this shot “homemade liquor ” was main object. There is no focus problem :)

another photo of Musa Dağdeviren and Zeynep

I want peace, May the doors open

tulip season, istanbul, pentax k10d

tulip season, istanbul, pentax k10d

The Doors

I want peace of mind
I want peace
I want tranquility
May the doors open

Togetherness
Happiness
Fraternity
I want to be whole
May the doors open

I want peace of mind
I want peace
I want tranquility
May the doors open

Wholeness
Togetherness
Happiness
May the doors open

The doors
The doors
The doors
May the doors open

from the album “Çeşitlemeler/ Variations” by Ayşe Tütüncü

Behind the doors they live their lifes in security and peace

a purple tulip, Istanbul tulip festival, Istanbul, Pentax K10d

a purple tulip, Istanbul tulip festival, Istanbul, Pentax K10d

a song from “Mozaik”  about Coup years of Turkey  in 80′s.
1981

In resounding heavy footsteps,
The evening comes to town
They go hiding in their homes,
the go in one by one
Locking the world out, locking themselves in
The streets stay in streets,
where they’ve always been

Every night they silently welcome the night
Turning on their TV sets,
the children put out of sight
The morning waits outside
until the break of day
All stired up by the ripples in the air.

They stand  before the camera,
they all stand in a row (*)
Eyes turned down in bitterness,
blindfold untied for the show
Fifteen weary people and three unemployed

Legal cats will roam in the night,
masters of the streets
Behind the doors they live their lifes
in security and peace
Cats’ feet on the garbage cans
declare a holy war
Ther’s a sudden hush,
their eyes turn to the door.

Ny no legal means the morning comes to town
One by one they leave their home
to scatter all around
The woman on tape screams us a song
The streets will go and hide their home.

They stand  before the camera,
they all stand in a row
Eyes turned down in bitterness,
blindfold untied for the show
Fifteen weary people and three unemployed

(*) The refrain talks about the daily TV-news after the Coup. People ware captured and shown in TV.

1981

Akşam ayak sesleriyle iner şehre
Hep birden evlerine kaçışırlar
Kapılar kilitlenir, perdeler çekilir
Sokakta kalır sokaklar

Gece sessizce karşılanır her gece
Televizyon açılır, çocuklar yatırılır
Sabah sabaha kadar sokakta bekler
Tek misafiri tedirginlikler

Dizilmiş dururlar kameranın önünde
Gözlen bağlı değil gözleri yerde
Yorgun onbeş insan ve boştagezer üç kişidir

Yasaksız kediler gezer sokaklarda
Camların ardında güven ve huzur
Devrilen tenekeler birer savaş ilanı
Gözler kapıya döner, susulur

Sabah izinsiz gelir şehre
Birer birer evlerinden dağılırlar
Teypteki kadın bir şarkı söyler
Evlerde kalır sokaklar
Dizilmiş dururlar kameranın önünde
Gözlen bağlı değil gözleri yerde
Yorgun onbeş insan ve boştagezer üç kişidir.

Mozaik (from “Plastik Aşk”)