Monthly Archives: June 2010

streets of Yedikule

old style houses of Yedikule, İstanbul, pentax k10d

old style houses of Yedikule, İstanbul, pentax k10d

when you leave the Yedikule train station, you’ll find a concentration of  Greek styled houses, streets and some pretty churches.

old fabric wooden house, Süleymaniye

wooden house, Süleymaniye, İstanbul, pentax k10d

wooden house, Süleymaniye, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Lanterns, Grand Bazaar

Lanterns, grand bazaar, istanbul, kapalı çarşı

Lanterns, grand bazaar, istanbul, kapalı çarşı

Rug store, Çemberlitaş

Rug store, kilim satıcıları, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Rug store, kilim satıcıları, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Glass bottles

Glass bottles, cam şişeler, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Glass bottles, cam şişeler, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d

on the shelf of antique shop

Nargile Cafe

Nargile bahçesi, Nargile cafe, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Nargile bahçesi, Nargile cafe, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Nargile is a kind of smoking. I dont use. (in English water-pipe)

Yedikule Dürümcü Baba (Kebap car)

Yedikule Kebap

Yedikule Kebap

a street seller on Yedikule (Yedikuleli Dürümcü Baba in Turkish, means “Yedikule’s kebap pa” )

Nargile ocağı

Nargile ocağı

Nargile ocağı

Handmade perfume seller

Handmade perfume seller, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Handmade perfume seller, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Çemberlitaş

Çemberlitaş sütunu, Constantine Column, Burnt Column, İstanbul

Çemberlitaş sütunu, Constantine Column, Burnt Column, İstanbul

It was brought to Constantinople from the Temple of Apollo by the emperor Constantinus I between 325-328 AD. There was a statue of Apollo on top which was replaced by a cross during Christianity. The column also symbolizes the end of Pagan tradition on the Byzantine lands. It was erected in the middle of an oval square known as Forum Constantini, located on the second hill of the city. The cross was removed after the Conquest of Constantinople during the Ottoman period. The 35 meter   high column was damaged by big fires and weather conditions during the ages therefore Sultan Mustapha II re-enforced the column with iron rings. Continue reading