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House of Cumalikizik

House of Cumalikizik
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Copyright: Figen Kokol (fkokol) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 0 N: 147] (1502)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-24
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-02-05 18:08
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Cumalıkızık Houses

Generally Cumalıkızık houses have three storeys; relatives are used to share these houses together in total cooperation and harmony. This village has 270 houses, 180 of which are still in use.

The privacy of the families was the primary concern during the construction of these houses. The ground floor, courtyard and the first floors of these houses were built by rubble and wooden walls in total accordance with the flooring of the street. The framework of the upper floor is filled with half-timbered wall and covered with tiles in the Ottoman style. Upper floors are decorated with bay windows. Two types of layout generally are observed for Cumalıkızık houses. One of these is the exterior courtyard surrounded by a high wall built by rubbles. Passing through this courtyard, one will encounter the entrance door,which prevents direct connection to the street.
However there is no courtyard in the second type of these houses. Living section of the house is directly available through the street door. The outside wall is strengthened with a horizantial beam embedded to it and there is also lightning and ventilation. The living area enables accesibility to the inner courtyard, stable, storages and stairs.The entrance door of the house is opened to both directions. These wings of the door generally made of walnut tree are attached by wrought iron braces and nails with large knobs.Door handles and knockers are also of wrought iron. The construction of the doors serve for the purpose of easiness while carrying the products and vehicles of agriculture inside.

The living section is accessible from the outer courtyard or directly from the street surrounded by wooden columns on which the upper floor is perched on. The ground is paved with flat and wide stones.Living section is the most widely used part of the Cumalıkızık houses. The productions which are reaped are temporarily stored, seperated and arranged there. Chestnuts are shelled there. Wedding ceremonies are arranged there.
At the ground floor, where most of the houseworks are carried out, there are depots, kitchen, lavatory, stable, hut and stove. The first floor with a lower height is where the households reside during the winter months. Bedrooms, siting rooms, baths and stoves are there.

The second floor is used during the sumer months. Along the hall, there are rooms, eyvan( a vaulted room with one side open to the court), doorsteps and sofas. The main room is the most carefully arranged room on the upper floor. Heating of the houses are provided by stoves.

The roofs with two or four inclinations are covered by tiles in the Ottoman/ Turkish style.

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Son zamanlarda bu yapının bir çok fotoğrafını gördüm.
Bu çalışma bunların en iyilerinden biri olmuş.
Kompozisyon , netlik, rekler çok başarılı.
Elinize sağlık.
Kemal Mert

lov it!!

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  • NecipP Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 669 W: 16 N: 404] (4722)
  • [2007-02-05 18:56]

Merhaba Figen Turkiyede ilginc evler var ve cok iyi sekilde cekmisin composition , netligi, contrast renkler hepsi super olmus ellerine saglik Ingiltereden ingilltereye selamlar :-) Necip.

Merhaba Figen,
good composition of the architacture with sharpness, superb colour and details
very well done
you also have a excellent gallery!

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  • sleger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 476 W: 55 N: 177] (3549)
  • [2007-02-05 20:47]

Hello Figen

Very interesting piece of architecture. The image is nice and sharp. Thanks for all the detailed notes.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-02-05 21:09]

Merhaba Figen, I was very interested when I was reading your notes. House in Cumalıkızık are so much different from our houses here in New Zealand. You must use a lot of local stones too.
The houses here are quite attractive with teh colours and the flower boxes. Thank you for sharing and for your notes too.

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  • nana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 1 N: 116] (908)
  • [2007-02-05 23:06]

What an amazing history these houses have, you have managed to capture this is this shot too well done....love the pov and clarity


İnanılmaz güzel bir doku, ve harika renkler.
Netlik, kadraj hepsi harika olmuş.

Selam Figen hanım
Güzel bir çalışma olmuş mavi boyalı kısım çok enteresan duruyor.. ellerinize sağlık tfs
saygılar sevgiler

very interesting colors and textures here figen :)
good sharpness and details
the houses look like they are tilted :) very cool
good informative note :) back later

merhaba figen,
komposizyon ve renkler güzel, netlik ve kontrast harika olmuş.
ellerine saglık.

Selamlar Figen Hanım,
Cıvıl,cıvıl derlerya tam öyle:)Harika şirin bir komposizyon.Ellerinize sağlık.Tebrikler,

Merhaba Figen Hanım,
Harika bir kadraj. Son zamanlarda gördüğüm en güzel fotograf. Elinize sağlık.

Hello Figen,
You have some fine images in your gallery, many with a unique creative touch!
Probably a bit underrated so far, but that will improve when more people get to know you...
This is a fine backyard scenery, captured with great clarity in colours and details!
Well composed presentation, wise to include the old lady...
Pablo -

Hi Figen,

Lovely old house enhanced by the pp work, it looks like you used the clarify tool.

Love the vivid colours and the texture. Great pov and composition.

Very well done! Yan.

Ps: many thx for your review in "Saint-Jean-Baptiste Bell Tower". It's appreciated :)


Selam Figen;eski yapilar her zaman ilgimi ceker,eline saglik,cok degisik bir yapi,uzakdan ayakda durmasi imkansiz gibi,tebrikler,aciklama notun cok cok iyi...

Great looking building, lovely composition and great colours



Merhaba Figen hanım.
Kadrajı beğendim, güzel bir fotoğraf olmuş bence de.
Ellerinize ve gözlerinize sağlık, paylaştığınız için teşekkürler.


really good situation shot showing the construction and decoration of these village buildings...
a difficult task but getting the wires out would just finish it off

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-02-19 9:46]
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merhaba figen hanım;
İnanın bugüne kadar nasıl görmedin sizin fotoları diye kızdım kendime..birazda sitenin azizliği yani..bulmak bizar da zor galiba..bu güzel foto için tebrikler ...selamlar

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 482 W: 69 N: 18] (72)
  • [2007-02-19 16:42]
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selam figen
bu bolgeden o kadar iyi kareler gordumki; herhalde her evi ayri bir fotograf karesi olacak kadar guzel. etkileyici mimari, hos renkleri ve ondeki oturan modeliyle harika bir kompozisyon cikarmis ortaya. perspektifi ve detaylari begendim
eline saglik

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-02-20 8:01]
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Hi Figen... Very nice and perfect composition, nice colors well dan. Congratulations, George

Nice contrasty image, giving us a more true sight in how these dwellings probably do look. Nice capture (as is alot of photos in your gallery) Would love to romp around in villages like this, but not a travellor so....seeing your photo and reading your notes is as good.


Very interesting photo, backed with fine explanation. Women on bemch give us sense of size of this houses.

Regards DArko

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  • sufi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 7 N: 106] (1336)
  • [2007-02-25 15:46]
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Merhaba Figen...
Bu ne güzel bir civit mavisi böyle... Diger renklerle öyle güzel bir karsitlik olusturmus ki farketmemek elde degil... Pencerelerin önüne dizili ciceklerse cok sevimli... Eski evin duvarlarinin dokusu kompozisyona cok güzel yansimis... Evin önünde yalniz oturan teyzem dramatik kilmis kompozisyonu...
Ellerine saglik...
Saglicakla kal..

Hi Figen

Another beautiful urban shot,
good composition of the architacture with sharpness, superb colour and details.
I like the delicacy of the blue tone in half the colors of the stones.


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  • Ratna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 68 N: 204] (1231)
  • [2007-02-28 7:24]

Hi Figen
It is wonderful. nice to see the blue facade. I like to see how they decorate their front window with flowers. Well done and thanks for sharing.

Hai Figen,
This is so beautiful,
I love that blue window.
Gr, Jacqueline

Hello Figen,
These houses are beautifully presented. Details and texture on the carvings are quite pleasant, good light and colors. Your Note is very informative. Best wishes. Danilo

Merhaba Figen,
Harika bir dış mekan ve sokak perspektifi.Renkler ve detaylar mükemmel.Tebrikler.


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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2007-05-24 17:44]

Hi Figen.

this picture is exceptional in many aspects. First I like the Pov which is excellent. then I enjoy the colors which create a curious, but very interesting mood. Finally i think that your note is great as well.


merhaba figen hanım
mesleğim ve özel merakımdan dolayı eski evlere çok düşkünümdür.ellerinize sağlık güzel bir çalışma olmuş.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • pmat (13)
  • [2007-06-05 12:21]

Wonderfull colors. Greetings

Hi Figen,
Some really nice architectural features in this image...especially that electric blue which contrasts with the other stark facades. My only concern is that the washed out sky is rathr harsh in contrast with the rest of the image. Nice work though.
Best wishes,

merhaba, figen
not a very strange style to me, you can see houses like this all over the balkans. and in the danube delta people use these shades of blue, too. fine picture and useful note. thanks - tesekkurler - multumesc

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  • pathy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 35 N: 64] (1740)
  • [2007-06-26 17:56]

quelle originalité dans les couleurs !Vraiment une très belle photo ou tout est harmonieux et bien équilibré .Tres beau travail Figen

Merhaba Figen,
Nerede bir Cumalıkızık fotoğrafı görsem hayıflanırım. Şurada bir kaç saatlik yol, bir türlü nasip olmadı. Hoşuma giden bir çalışma olmuş,tebrikler, selamlar...

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-07-19 10:28]

Merhaba Figen,

You have captured a magnificient architecture in this fine composition. The stone and wood combination is vintage indeed. Blue paint on the front house is looking interesting. Excellent picture my friend, well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

Haunting vision, flokol. Excellent. Janos

Hi Figen,
nice rural charm and character.
great range of tones.
Beautiful image quality.

Best regards, Daniel

Hi Gigen,
Excellent point of view of this old house, good composition and nice architecture with beautiful colors, nice detail note, well done.
Many thanks for your commnents on my picture: Sunset

excellent exposure and notes.
I'm in the building trades in Canada, and find it amusing to read how homes are constructed and used in other lands.

hala gidemedim. özgün bir calisma.

Tebrik ederim çok sevdim..
ellerinize sağlık..

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-09-23 3:45]

Merhaba Figen...
Beautiful details...
Nice colors and composition...

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