Thursday, December 17, 2009


IMG_4302-Alone, originally uploaded by coskunTR.

Sometimes we need to be alone...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Robin in my garden

Bird in my garden, originally uploaded by coskunTR.

I saw this beatiful bird in my garden. Name is Robin. (We say in Turkish: Kızılgerdan )

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


IMG_4209-Tile, originally uploaded by coskunTR.

A tile is at the plastic roof but alone and useless...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Foggy Hills

IMG_4257-Fogy Hills, originally uploaded by coskunTR.

This photo shot from Samanlı mountains, south side by the gulf.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Gulf of İzmit

IMG_4184-Gulf of İzmit, originally uploaded by coskunTR.

Oak tree preparing for winter and calm sea in the gulf with the anchored ships.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cat in the Street

IMG_4183, originally uploaded by coskunTR.

There are many homeless cat in my district. But you see Cats are very clean and pride animals.

Friday, December 4, 2009


IMG_4046-Squirrel, originally uploaded by coskunTR.

I was walking in a track with my camera. There are many trees two sides of the footpath. Suddenly I saw two squirrels ahead of me. They afraid from me and climbed a poplar tree. They were waiting me to pass through there...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wild Flower

Wild Flower, originally uploaded by coskunTR.

I saw this wild flower a woods near my home. I do not know its name...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wild Rose Hips

Wild Rose Hips, originally uploaded by coskunTR.

I am living near a hilly woods. In the morning you can see wild rose hips with drobs waiting birds for feed them.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Theme day: Waiting

Scarecrow ; waiting for enemies to protect this field.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunset in the park

Sekapark is by the gulf of İzmit. There was a paper factory on this area.

Autumn Leaves

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Trees in the Fall

These Chestnut trees are in the Sekapark at İzmit city.

Friday, November 27, 2009


This photo shot by the seaside of the Karamürsel city, south of the gulf of İzmit.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Blue bike

My blue bike with autumn leaves.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Dance of the seagulls

I shot it by the gulf of İzmit in noon time, as if dancer of the sky.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Roman tomb

This tomb was find many years ago when a road working. It belong to a roman general lived in 2nd century A.D.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Guess what ?

This is a detail from a ............. near the roadside in my city. What do you think about it ? What kind of monument and which period of the history ?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lonely seaside

When the autumn comes, our beaches become loneliness. This photo is taken by me from our aegean sea coasts. I believe that the best time is for holiday, nice weather and warm sea but empty beaches.

Monday, November 16, 2009

With fully loaded bike

This photo shot from my bike tour to the Gökova bay coast.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Watchrepair's shop

Uncle Mikail's shop has a lot of old clocks in its shopwindow. He does his repair-work skillfully. You can find some different clocks in the shop where old and new ones are together. He was not there- sunday holiday!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Earthquake, don't forget !

We had lived the very big Earthquake (Magnitude 7.4 ) in 1999 in Gölcük. We lost many lives. 10 years past.
Don't forget ;'' Earthqueke do not kill, wrong constructed buildings kill us.''

Friday, August 14, 2009

Saraylı Village

Saraylı is one of the biggest villages of Gölcük and owner of the remains from Roman era. The village is also very rich for the work of arts from Ottoman era. The documents showed that the first settler of the region were from “Yuruk Clan.” The houses which have a typical architecture and the tombstones with epitaphs are outstanding. The very old plane tree in the center of the village´s market, is a witness of those rested under its shadow and reminds the past to the visitors.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Moving Villa

Our first president Atatürk departs from İstanbul for Bursa in 29th August 1929. While sailing through the open sea of Yalova; he figures out the plane tree along the shore which had seduced him a lot he makes the yacht stopped, before landing by boat. He sits under the plane tree. Atatürk, having been impressed by the plane tree, wants a small house to be built under that. 22 days consturaction of a wooden two floored house has been completed in 12th September 1929. A year later, in 1930, Atatürk had been told that a branch of the tree had been reached at the house and had to be cut. Then, Atatürk, orders the house to be moved a bit, instead of the branch be pruned.
In 8th August 1930, moving operations had been started. The Villa had been moved by 4.80 meters towards east within 3 days and has been called Yürüyen Köşk since than...

Atatürk had often visited the Yürüyen köşk ( The Moving Villa) in 1930 - 1937 ...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

On the road

Old couple of Turkish farmers coming back from their fields. Tired but proud. Nice smile with greetings.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Mirror in the Stone cafe (Taş Kahve)

This old cafe has high ceiling, windows and old mirrors. Martin has nests on the ceiling. Cafe is also famous with toast named ayvalik( Ayvalık Tostu) in the Cunda island.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Kerpe, Black Sea coast

Kerpe is a small town in the coast of Black Sea . The summer population increases depending on in tourism. Bay of Kerpe is protected from north winds has fine sands and the shallow water. Kerpe's north coast due to strong black sea winds creates rocky coves. Some people are jumping into the sea from this high rock!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Different insects in the same flower

Turkey's wild nature is very rich. It still has not become corrupted. The butterflies are very kind and color. These photos were taken in Samanlı mountains.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Theme day: Night

There are some fish restaurants near the seaside in my city, İzmit. In my opinion it is very nice night illumination for catching their customers. ( Balık means Fish)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Calm and Quiet

There were boats on the calm and mirror sea with its reflections in the early morning.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bike, Lake and Sunset

In the Lake İznik was near the sunset. There was a father with his son who was riding bike along the lake. I think he is a rich man, isn't he?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Fishing boat in the morning

He was cleaning his boat and preparing for a long day. No words ! Listen to the silence !

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Summer time in Ören

Ören beach was awarded with blue flag (because of clean sea, gold sand) by Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in 2000.

Mermaid on the rock is aroused interest by people.

The ancient city of Adramyteion, which was an Athenian colony, is locaded on the western coast of the district. (Nowadays in Balıkesir province)

Pegasus was placed on the Adramyteions(Ören) coins in the ancient city of Adramys during the three centuries.
It is known a symbol of the honesty, humility and poetic inspiration.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Door knockers

I shot these old door knockers photos from Cunda island in Ayvalık near north-aegean. All of them are more than 100 years old.

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