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Beyoglu (Pera)houses

Beyoglu (Pera)houses
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Copyright: gurkan akcakir (izmirli) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1448 W: 0 N: 1276] (17370)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-12
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/2.8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-25 9:13
Viewed: 1259
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Beyoglu is an interesting example of a district with European-influenced architecture, from a century before. Europe’s second oldest subway, Tunel was built by the French in 1875, must be also one of the shortest – offering a one-stop ride to start of Taksim. Near to Tunel is the Galata district, whose Galata Tower became a famous symbols of Istanbul, and the top of which offers a tremendous 180 degree view of the city.
From the Tunel area to Taksim square is one of the city’s focal points for shopping, entertainment and urban promenading: Istiklal Cadesi is a fine example of the contrasts and compositions of Istanbul; fashion shops, bookshops, cinemas, markets, restaurants and even hand-carts selling trinkets and simit (sesame bread snack) ensure that the street is packed throughout the day until late into the night. The old tramcars re-entered into service, which shuttle up and down this fascinating street, and otherwise the street is entirely pedestrianised. There are old embassy buildings, Galatasaray High School, the colourful ambience of Balik Pazari (Fish Bazaar) and restaurants in Cicek Pasaji (Flower Passage). Also on this street is the oldest church in the area, St Mary’s Draperis dating back to 1789, and the Franciscan Church of St Antoine, demolished and then rebuilt in 1913.
The street ends at Taksim Square, a huge open plaza, the hub of modern Istanbul and always crowded, crowned with an imposing monument celebrating Attaturk and the War of Independence. The main terminal of the new subway is under the square, adjacent is a noisy bus terminal, and at the north end is the Ataturk Cultural Centre, one of the venues of the Istanbul Theatre Festival. Several five-star hotels are dotted around this area, like the Hyatt, Intercontinental and Hilton (the oldest of its kind in the city). North of the square is the Istanbul Military Museum.

Taksim and Beyoglu have for centuries been the centre of nightlife, and now there are many lively bars and clubs off Istiklal Cadesi, including some of the only gay venues in the city. Beyoglu is also the centre of the more bohemian arts scene.

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Very eye-catching photo and interesting info!

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-06-25 9:27]

Merhaba Gürkan bey..
Harika bir çalışma, tebrikler,,
renk,ışık,detay ve kadraj mükemmel,
eline sağlık...selamlar

Gurkan Hi:
Amazing POV, with wonderful colors of this Achitecture. Very well composed and presented. Excellent educational note, as always.
Very well done.

Merhaba Gürkan bey,
Beyoğlu'nun tarihi dokusundan bir muhteşem kesit...
Netlik,ışık mükemmel. açıklayıcı bölümle beraber
güzel bir sunum olmuş. Ellerine sağlık.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hi Gurkan
lovely and colorful shot.
good clarity of details.
fine example of unique architecture in Istanbul.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-06-25 14:29]

Mehaba my friend Gürkan,
this is wonderful presentation the beautiful architectur.Good colours and details,very interesting shot.

Merhaba GÜRKAN hocam . beyoğlunun dar sokaklarında . kadrajı doğru açıdan almak çok zor olsa gerek. doğru noktayı gördüğünüz kesin yanlız.renkler ve klasik doku çok güzel yansımış. elinize sağlık. sağlıcakla kalın

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-06-25 15:50]

Hi Gurkan,
Excellent architecture shot with perfect point of view. Details clear. Well composed. Thanks my friend

Hi Gurkan,
I like the beautiful colors and artistic touch of the architecture. You get the detail nicely in a very good clarity. Interesting angle as well.
:) later

Merhabalar Gürkan Bey,
harika Beyoğlu evlerinden, rengarenk bir kare,
muhteşem detaylar,
ellerinize ve emeğinize sağlık,
:) yarın

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-06-26 1:04]

Kalimera Gurkan
What a beauty. Your city is a jewel of architetecture and the nice thing is that they renovate many of them
Excellent details and POV

Merhaba dear Gurkan
Excellent compozsition, warm colours and POV
Best wishes

Merhaba Dostum
Çok güzel bir açıdan nefis almışsın.
renk tonları ve tarihi pera palasın güzel bir komposizyon.
Ellerine saglık.tebrikler.

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  • basir Gold Star Critiquer [C: 404 W: 6 N: 187] (1475)
  • [2008-06-26 2:03]

Beyoğlunda yürüyüpde dükkanlara bakmak yerine başını yukarıya kaldırmayanlara hep şaşmışımdır.Gerçekten farklı bir çekiciliği vardır bu evlerin.İnanıyorumki başka karelerinde vardır bu hazinelerle ilgili.Merakla bekliyorum.


Hi Gurcan,
Good angle and perspective,nice architecture.

Merhaba Gurkan

That is that I call post with excess of details
I am lost between so many windows and drawings in the walls.
Beautiful angle and close of this architecture.
an excellent taste and vision for the theme.
Congratulations my friend...


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-06-26 7:01]

Merhaba gurkan

A fantastic upward, angled pov on the colourful facades of the red & grey stone building. Tfs!

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-06-26 7:02]

Hello Gurkan
What beautiful and so colorful architecture.
Very nicely composed, with good sharpness.
A good shot

Hello Gurkan,
A lovely and interesting perspective. The windows and its architecture are ornate with striking colors and good focus. Best regards, Danilo

A beautiful shot of beautiful architecture.
The colours are fantastic and the white lines make the perspective look great.
Well done.

Merhaba Gurkan:
The POV is very striking here and gives a lot to the composition, I really like the ornate decoration of the buildings and the colours... very impressive shot my friend....Roman:0)

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-06-27 6:38]

Hello Gurkan
Wonderful buildinf very well captured, with a great perspective and fantastic colours and sharpness. Wonderful photo.
Congrats, mb
: ltr

Olá Gurkan

Superb architecture and color and it´s real. great

my regards


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  • budgun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 2 N: 382] (2091)
  • [2008-06-29 21:08]

Hi Gurkan,
Wonderful capture of this beatiful Turkish architecture with the intricate details of this marvelous design so well seen.
Regards, Tom

Colorful building, and I love the shooting angle (maybe because that's what I do too, lol)

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-07-16 7:35]

Very pretty architecture and beautiful color. The pov and framing are perfect! TFS and have a great day!

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