Sunday, May 31, 2009


There is a protest walking with yellow shirts and a girl photographer with red. They protest that pressure and arresting. They want more social rights.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Lamp post in the sea.

This lamp post was ligthing near the seaside street before the big earthquake at 1999. When the quake was occured some land went down to the sea. Now It looks like a statue which is reminded earthquake to us.

Friday, May 29, 2009


These gorgeous cumulus have seen from my house.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Picture taken by fountain(Şadırvan) which is used for ritual
ablutions and located in the middle of the garden of Yenicuma mosque in İzmit.
Islamic act of washing parts of the body using water for ritual prayers and for handling and reading the Qur'an.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


The fishermen put out to the sea every morning and come back but day by day they find less fish in the sea due to pollution. There were more than 125 kind of fish in the Marmara sea at only 30 years ago nowadays remains less than 20 kind of fish. Who is guilty?

Monday, May 25, 2009

A rower

Wilhelm's white villa and a rower
When Hereke carpets became popular, entartaining guests in the huts wasn't suitable. They decided to build a villa. Before the visit of Wilhelm II the German Emperor in 1898, the villa was built in Abdülhamit's palace in three weeks in 1894. It was transported in seperate pieces by sea and constructed in a night.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Love of taking photograph

This sunday we went to the hill for taking photos, we have done hard job to capture nice photos!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Smile of the Children

They were playing on the street who asked me to take a picture. I said okay and saw to their happiness with small things.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sunset on the crane

Urbanization in the nature. People build new buildings wherever they find because of the population explotion. Concrete buildings instead of trees!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Where is it?

This is a street lamp mast in the middle of the Sultanahmet square at İstanbul. It has been some flowerpots over there. This is nice. But I think something wrong there ! Be careful about this sign means wc is about 50 meters away from there.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Nature's color

This month comes to colorful life everywhere how many different color, smell and sound.
Nature said that paradise is here who will be aware of this color.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Balloon Game

Children like to play games. She likes simplicity. A glass of water with detergent and a handmade rounded stick. That's enough to be happy.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Roses in my garden

These days our garden is very colorful, roses is also start to open their blooms. Nature continues to awake. Have a nice colorful day everybody.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The steep road

Do you imagine 18% steep road in the city? Yes, We have one new road opened in my city that connected from seaside to the Kocaeli University and Hospital at the hillside. I think it will be dangerous to drive down with car especially in winter. We must be careful !
Do you have any like this in your city?

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Hillside Trip by Bike

Today I rode mountain bike to the hillside back of my home. The hill is about 300 meters hight and there is a nice panoramic Gulf of İzmit view. These houses in my shot was builded by government after 1999 eartquake. I have climbed up to the hill in 45 minutes by bike, downhill took time only 10 minutes ! Nice day with bike! See you later...

Friday, May 8, 2009

The night colors of the bridge

There is to pass many roads and railway between the city and seaside. Now they built to pass for my fellow three footwalk bridges. Night view is better than a day!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


I saw these colorful stones at a shop yesterday. The seller said these stones are sold for using in the gardens, small lakes and anything you like. They said that stones comes out from land (not sea) near Ankara,capital city.I think they seem pretty into its baskets.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Life on the Wall

The wall have built many years ago and used as Hamam(Turkish bath) in ottoman days. Some ancient(from Nicomedia) stones was used on it. You can see this also in the second shot on another wall in the city.
The Turkish bath, Hamam closed and not used now it is dead but nature is always alive if people leave to grow itself. There is the life on the wall against human!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Kont İmre Thököly

Hungarian Kont İmre was born in Kesmark/Hungary in 1657 and died in 1705 in İzmit during Ottoman Empire.
This monument is established for their memory(Him and his wife) in the mountain village Karatepe who lived there in a farm for a moment. Name of this place is ''The field of flower''
Dedicated to lived away from their country...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The old railway station

İzmit train station is removed a new building and railways few years ago. And the old station in my shot is idle now . The old black train is a deadly stop on the last rail in the sevice as the restaurant and cafe.
This station was the second important stop after İstanbul/Haydarpaşa for the Orient Express.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Gate

This gate was opened by Ottoman emperor Sultan Abdulaziz at 1874. Sultans had come to hunting to my city and after hunting they had been rest a little palace behind this gate.
There had been a forest in my city mountains only 135 years ago. But now not possible to see forest and animals for hunting! Anyway I mean hunting for photo!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Theme Day : Shadows

Pottery on the balcony will be shadow of the day.

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