Category Archives: Edirnekapi

Edirnekapi, Hatice Sultan Camii (Sisehane Mescidi)

Edirnekapi, Şişehane Mescidi, Hatice Sultan Camii, pentax k10d, istanbul, by ozgur ozkok

Edirnekapi, Şişehane Mescidi, Hatice Sultan Camii, pentax k10d, istanbul, by ozgur ozkok

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Edirnekapi, Cakiraga Camii

Çakırağa Camii, Cakiraga Mosque, Edirnekapi, Istanbul-Turkey, by ozgur ozkok

Çakırağa Camii, Cakiraga Mosque, Edirnekapi, Istanbul-Turkey, by ozgur ozkok

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silence hours in old streets

old streets, pentax k10d

old streets, pentax k10d

Kariye Müzesi (Chora Church)

Kariye Müzesi, Chora Church, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Kariye Müzesi, Chora Church, Istanbul, pentax k10d

The Chora Church was originally built outside the walls of Constantinople, to the south of the Golden Horn. Literally translated, the church’s full name was the Church of the Holy Saviour in the Country: although “The Church of the Holy Redeemer in the Fields” would be a more natural rendering of the name in English. (Greek ἡ Ἐκκλησία του Ἅγιου Σωτῆρος ἐν τῃ Χώρᾳ, hē Ekklēsia tou Hagiou Sōtēros en tē Chōra). The last part of that name, Chora, referring to its location originally outside of the walls, became the shortened name of the church. The original church on this site was built in the early 5th century, and stood outside of the 4th century walls of Constantine the Great. However, when Theodosius II built his formidable land walls in 413–414, the church became Continue reading

Hançerli Rum Kilisesi

Hançerli Rum Kilisesi, Ayvansaray, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Hançerli Rum Kilisesi, Ayvansaray, Istanbul, pentax k10d

old Greek (Orthodox) Church from Ayvansaray region.  I’m sharing some photos church’s street. Continue reading

Emir Buhari Tekkesi

Emir Buhari Tekkesi, Ayvansaray, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Emir Buhari Tekkesi, Ayvansaray, Istanbul, pentax k10d

some photos from 2009, restoration of Emir Buhari’s Tekkias Continue reading

The sun must be shining on the fields now

Kariye musem (Chora church), Kariye müzesi, Edirnekapı-Istanbul, pentax k10d

Kariye musem (Chora church), Kariye müzesi, Edirnekapı-Istanbul, pentax k10d

Longing

The sun must be shining on the fields now,
And snow frozen on the tips of the grass.
I cant rest anymore in the evening
With my head in your hands.

Scary winter night,
Dont you havea warm bed at all!
Wild flowers that carper the mountains,
Which wind will catch your scent! Continue reading

May I enter ?

Kariye museum, Chora Church

Kariye museum, Chora Church

a frame from Chora Church

Chora church, Kariye museum, Kariye müzesi, Edirnekapı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Chora church, Kariye museum, Kariye müzesi, Edirnekapı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

İvazefendi Camii, Ayvansaray, İstanbul

İvazefendi Camii, Ivazefendi mosque, Ayvansaray, İstanbul, pentax k10d

İvazefendi Camii, Ivazefendi mosque, Ayvansaray, İstanbul, pentax k10d

built by Mimar Sinan at 1585  for Kazasker Ivaz Efendi over old Byzantium pension’s basement. Continue reading