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)

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