magic streets of islands “Büyükada , Istanbul”


Büyükada, Islands of Istanbul, Adalar-Istanbul, pentax k10d

Büyükada, Islands of Istanbul, Adalar-Istanbul, pentax k10d

A tour of the summer houses on the island of Büyükada remains the best place to see the inventiveness of wood constructions with large ornate houses of all kinds including those with belvederes in the form of neo-baroque turrets.

Istanbul again possesses two neighbourhoods which provide an opportunity to see these more dense urban centres of wood housing – that around the Suleymania Mosque and Zeyrek further down the Golden Horn. Both areas are listed on the UNESCO prestigious World Heritage List. Projects exist to rejuvenate these neighbourhoods but progress has been slow. The neighbourhoods of nineteenth and early twentieth century wooden houses are evaporating as is the very craft that went into their creation. Even the Turkish word for “joiner”– “dulger” — is disappearing from the language.

Boathouse, Kayıkhane, Büyükada-Istanbul, pentax k10d

Boathouse, Kayıkhane, Büyükada-Istanbul, pentax k10d

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7 responses to “magic streets of islands “Büyükada , Istanbul”

  1. Tja, Dinge konnen so einfach erscheinen. Danke :)

  2. Hat jemand eine Meinung wie stark das verallgemeinerbar ist?

  3. book of Ra download

    Also ich glaube dies ist nur ne kurzfristige Trendgeschichte

  4. I love all the mansions on Büyükada. It’s a long time since we were last there and we Really want to go back. Hopefully in October. Great photos.
    Julia

  5. Lovely.

    Is there fog in Istanbul?

  6. I especially like the top photo of those beautiful houses! I think you should have made the boat/harbor photo into a separate posting. But that’s just my humble opinion.

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