Category Archives: Bosphorus

silence of Bosphorus

view of Bosphorus, Eminönü-İstanbul, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

view of Bosphorus, Eminönü-İstanbul, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Ciragan Palace

Çırağan Sarayı, Ciragan Palace, Ortaköy-Istanbul, pentax k10d , by ozgur ozkok

Çırağan Sarayı, Ciragan Palace, Ortaköy-Istanbul, pentax k10d , by ozgur ozkok

The palace, built by Sultan Abdülâziz, was designed by the famous palace architect Nigoğayos Balyan and constructed by his sons Sarkis and Hagop Balyan between 1863 and 1867. This was a period in which all Ottoman sultans used to build their own palaces rather than using those of their ancestors. Çırağan Palace is the last example of this period. The inner walls and the roof were made of wood, the outer walls of colorful marble. The palace is connected with a beautiful marble bridge to the Yıldız Palace on the hill behind. A very high garden wall protects the palace from the outer world.
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Anadolu Hisari

Anadolu Hisari and Kücüksu River,  Istanbul, pentax k10d

Anadolu Hisari and Kücüksu River, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Rumeli Hisari

Rumeli Hisari, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Rumeli Hisari, Istanbul, pentax k10d

boat on the bosphorus

Bogazici-Bosphorus, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Bogazici-Bosphorus, Istanbul, pentax k10d

We are cats of street ( Ortakoy square)

Ortakoy square, Ortaköy meydanı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Ortakoy square, Ortaköy meydanı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

iKEDİ ” KEDİ means CAT ” is a street performance in Ortakoy Square. Everybody is doing paper toys, dancing and playing local songs.

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Ortaköy Camii, İstanbul

Ortaköy Camii, Ortakoy Mosque, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Ortaköy Camii, Ortakoy Mosque, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Boğaziçi köprüsü

Bosphorus bridge, Boğaziçi köprüsü, Ortaköy, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Bosphorus bridge, Boğaziçi köprüsü, Ortaköy, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Kız Kulesi, Üsküdar

Kız kulesi, Üsküdar-İstanbul, Maidens Tower, pentax k10d

Kız kulesi, Üsküdar-İstanbul, Maidens Tower, pentax k10d

Türk kahvesi

Türk kahvesi, Turkish coffee, pentax k10d

Türk kahvesi, Turkish coffee, pentax k10d