Category Archives: transportation

Haydarpasa, last days …

Haydarpasa tren garı, Haydarpasa railway station, Istanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

Haydarpasa tren garı, Haydarpasa railway station, Istanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

Cemberlitas

Cemberlitas, Istanbul, pentax k10d, by ozgur ozkok

Cemberlitas, Istanbul, pentax k10d, by ozgur ozkok

Haydarpasa Port

Haydarpasa-Istanbul, pentax k10d , by ozgur ozkok

Haydarpasa-Istanbul, pentax k10d , by ozgur ozkok

Boats at Kadikoy

Kadikoy pier, Kadıköy iskelesi, Istanbul, pentax k10d , by ozgur ozkok

Kadikoy pier, Kadıköy iskelesi, Istanbul, pentax k10d , by ozgur ozkok

Buyukada, Living with bicycle

,Büyükada, Princes Islands, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Büyükada, Princes Islands, Istanbul, pentax k10d

motorized vehicles – except service vehicles – are forbidden, so visitors explore the island by foot, bicycle, in horse-drawn carriages, or by riding donkeys.

boats of bosphorus

Beşiktaş, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Beşiktaş, Istanbul, pentax k10d

popular boats of Bosphorus

streets of Büyükada “silence, peace and love “

Istanbul, Büyükada, pentax k10d

Istanbul, Büyükada, pentax k10d

Büyükada (Turkish, meaning “Big Island”) is the largest island among the Princes’ Islands in the Marmara Sea. It covers an area of 5.4 km², and the distance of the island to the nearest Maltepe shore is 2.3 km. As of 2000, it has a population of approximately 7,335 including Sedef Island.

Büyükada was used as an exile destination and as a monastery region during the Byzantine Christian period. The island was also used to exile the close relatives of kings and statesmen who might have threatened their political power. Furthermore, the island was also used as a prision for those who opposed the ones in power. One of the oldest structures on the island was a convent used for the exile of the Byzantine empress and for clergymen who lived in seclusion; however, this structure has not made it to the present day.. Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting exiles to the convent, named Kadınlar Manastırı, was the Byzantine empresses, Irene, who had the monastery built.

Istanbul, Büyükada, pentax k10d

Istanbul, Büyükada, pentax k10d

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Kadikoy Vapur Iskelesi

Pentax K10D, at Istanbul

management room of ferryboat

life of captain

life of captain

Hagia Sophia and yellow cabs

Ayasofya müzesi ve Sultanahmet meydanı, Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet Square, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Ayasofya müzesi ve Sultanahmet meydanı, Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet Square, İstanbul, Pentax K10d