Category: Gezen bilir


Phokaia days

Ionia’nın eşiğinde huzurlu bir yaşam mümkün. / A peaceful life is possible at the threshold of Ionia.

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Şu an Ionia'dasınız / Right now, you're in Ionia

Şu an Ionia’dasınız / Right now, you’re in Ionia

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On the road: The Central Anatolia

Ben susayım, fotoğraflarım yolculuğu anlatsın… / I’ll keep silent, and let my photos tell the journey…

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Soğuk / Cold – Sivas

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A presumptive drawing of Maussoleon

A presumptive drawing of Maussoleon

Moor at Palmarina Bodrum, hop in the car and lose yourself in the history of the ancient cities of Caria region, once ruled by the Hecatomnid dynasty and protected by Zeus. Below are seven of those cities; whether to explore the complete history of Bodrum is up to you. Okumaya devam et

 

Maussolleion'un olası hallerinden biri...

Maussolleion’un olası hallerinden biri…

Teknenizi Palmarina Bodrum’a bağlayıp direksiyonun başına geçin ve Zeus’un koruduğu, Hekatomnid sülalesinin hükmettiği Karia bölgesinin önemli antik kentlerinde kendinizi tarihin akışına bırakın. Yedi kent bizden; Bodrum’un zengin geçmişinin tamamını keşfetmek de sizden olsun…  Okumaya devam et

The main entrance of the Marble Mansion

The main entrance of the Marble Mansion

The Marble Mansion of Mahmut Muhtar Pasha

I first met her in 1982. She was already old at that time; she was a lady of mature years. Her 122 years old marble body was strong. Her strength seemed to be derived from thousands of girls’ life energy that has been flowing through her veins. Back then we have been calling her “The Mansion”. Yet some decades later, I would learn her real name: “The Marble Mansion of Mahmut Muhtar Pasha”. And some more decade later I would dig her story…

Today the Marble Mansion, whose property that lays between Moda Street and the seashore in Istanbul’s Kadikoy side, and whose large garden decorated with old pine trees gives a fresh breath to people of neighborhood, is commonly known as Mahmut Muhtar Pasha’s mansion. However her former owner was Dimitri Velademi of Greek origin who sold her to Pasha’s wife Princess Nimetullah Hanim in 1897. The documents show that her construction took ten years (1860-1870). It was the rise of Neoclassicism. Okumaya devam et