tolga esiz: Blog http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) tolga esiz tolgaesiz@gmail.com (tolga esiz) Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:26:00 GMT Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:26:00 GMT http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v42/u528677535-o322437930-50.jpg tolga esiz: Blog http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog 120 120 come to see cappadocia http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/come-to-see-cappadocia Come to see Cappadocia

As if plucked from a whimsical fairytale and set down upon the stark Anatolian plains, Cappadocia is a geological oddity of honeycombed hills and towering boulders of otherworldly beauty. The fantastical topography is matched by the human history here. People have long utilised the region's soft stone, seeking shelter underground and leaving the countryside scattered with fascinating cavern architecture. The fresco-adorned rock-cut churches of Göreme Open-Air Museum and the subterranean refuges of Derinkuyu and Kaymaklı are the most famous sights, while simply bedding down in one of Cappadocia's cave hotels is an experience in 21st-century cave living.
Whether you're wooed here by the hiking potential, the history or the bragging rights of becoming a modern troglodyte for a night, it's the lunarscape panoramas that you'll remember. This region's accordion-ridged valleys, shaded in a palette of dusky orange and cream, are an epiphany of a landscape – the stuff of psychedelic daydreams. kapadokya-5132.jpgkapadokya-5132.jpg kapadokya-5303.jpgkapadokya-5303.jpg kapadokya-5149.jpgkapadokya-5149.jpg kapadokya-5107.jpgkapadokya-5107.jpg kapadokya-4915.jpgkapadokya-4915.jpg kapadokya-4933.jpgkapadokya-4933.jpg

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tolgaesiz@gmail.com (tolga esiz) balloon cappadocia goreme turkey http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/come-to-see-cappadocia Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:26:02 GMT
boat trip kadikoy to karakoy http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/boat-trip-kadikoy-to-karakoy One of the best parts of hanging out in Istanbul is riding the ferries to get from one part of the city to another. Where else in the world can you go from one continent to another, still be in the same city, and not even need a passport? This is just one of the many things that make Istanbul so special.

On one of our days in Istanbul, we took the ferry from Karakoy to Kadikoy to check out the food market there(this is the trip which took us from Europe to Asia in half an hour). We picked up the ferry on the Northeast side of the Galata bridge and bought tickets from a machine at the dock. Along the way we were treated to excellent views of all of Istanbul including the distinctive domes and minarets of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in Sultanhamet.

 

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tolgaesiz@gmail.com (tolga esiz) blue mosque galata tower hagia sophia karakoy maiden's tower topkapi palace http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/boat-trip-kadikoy-to-karakoy Sat, 26 Nov 2016 07:36:52 GMT
Gondola http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/gondola The gondola is propelled by a person (the gondolier) who stands facing the bow and rows with a forward stroke, followed by a compensating backward stroke. The oar rests in an elaborately carved wooden rest (forcola) shaped to project from the side of the craft so as to allow the slight drag of each return stroke to pull the bow back to its forward course.Because of the vessel's flat bottom it may also be "drifted" sideways when required.Contrary to popular belief, the gondola is never poled like a punt as the waters of Venice are too deep. Until the early 20th century, as many photographs attest, gondolas were often fitted with a "felze", a small cabin, to protect the passengers from the weather or from onlookers.

 

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tolgaesiz@gmail.com (tolga esiz) gondola italy venice http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/gondola Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:45:00 GMT
aliki beach http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/aliki-beach Around the Aliki peninsula there are actually three beaches. The West beach, the East beach and the South beach. The West beach (Aliki 1) is the most known and very, very crowded, mainly because it is visible from the main road. In high season it will be very difficult to find here free sunbeds and you will have to park...

 

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tolgaesiz@gmail.com (tolga esiz) aliki beach beach greece thasos http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/aliki-beach Mon, 21 Nov 2016 22:48:13 GMT
Maiden's tower http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/maidens-tower  

The Maiden’s Tower is located 150-200 meters off the shore of the Salacak district in Üsküdar. Although it is not definite as to when the Maiden’s Tower was built, the tower’s architectural style is said by some sources to be from around 340 BCE.

Previous names of the Maiden’s Tower were Damalis and Leandros. Damalis is the name of the wife of the king of Athens,Kharis. When Damalis died, she was buried on the shore, and the name Damalis was given to the Tower. It was also known during Byzantine times as “arcla” which means “a little castle.”

After the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottoman Turks, the tower was pulled down and a wooden tower was constructed in its place. The wooden tower was destroyed by a fire in 1719. It was rebuilt from stone once again by the head architect of the city, Nevşehirli Damat İbrahim Paşa. The cone-capped part of the tower was taken away and a kiosk fitted with glass replaced it. A lead-covered dome was later added to the kiosk. Rakım Efendi, a famous calligrapher, added an inscription with Sultan Mahmut II’s  signature on marble and placed it above tower’s door. A lantern was added to the tower in 1857, and in 1920, the tower’s light was a converted into an automatic lighting system.

 

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tolgaesiz@gmail.com (tolga esiz) istanbul maiden's tower tower http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/maidens-tower Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:15:00 GMT
bridge http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/bridge I was passing many times the Bosphorus Bridge many times by car, bus going from European part to Asian one.
But the most interesting and exiting is when in the evening time you sit in cafe near the Bridge, drink Turkish tea and look how the sun shines under it

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tolgaesiz@gmail.com (tolga esiz) bosphorus bridge city light istanbul http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/bridge Sun, 20 Nov 2016 08:30:00 GMT
Bled http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/bled The lake surrounds Bled Island (Blejski otok). The island has several buildings, the main one being the pilgrimage church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary (Cerkev Marijinega vnebovzetja), built in its current form near the end of the 17th century, and decorated with remains of Gothic frescos from around 1470 in the presbyterium and rich Baroqueequipment. The church has a 52 m (171 ft) tower and there is a Baroque stairway from 1655 with 99 stone steps leading up to the building. The church is frequently visited and weddings are held there regularly. Traditionally it is considered good luck for the groom to carry his bride up the steps on the day of their wedding before ringing the bell and making a wish inside the church.

 

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tolgaesiz@gmail.com (tolga esiz) bled church lake slovenia http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/bled Sat, 19 Nov 2016 11:15:00 GMT
Balat of Istanbul http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/balat-of-istanbul Balat is the historic Jewish Quarter: it had been so for a long time, during the Byzantine period as well as during the Ottoman period, this to demonstrate the atmosphere of inter-religious coexistence that has always characterized Istanbul. The Jews began to leave the area only after the strong earthquake of 1894, moving to the neighbourhood of Galata and, partly, emigrating to Israel. After 1960 the remaining wealthy Jewish minority of Balat moved to the district of Şişli and the result was a complete transformation of the neighbourhood. From an extremely rich area it quickly became a zone populated by immigrants of the lowest social classes. As a consequence, Balat had been greatly neglected until just lately when the neighbourhood has eventually been the focus of an ambitious redevelopment project sponsored by UNESCO. The fine line between grandeur and degradation in Balat produces a dazzling contrast. The area, where there are as many as three synagogues (including the beautiful Arhida Synagogue, still functioning and open to visitors prior contact with the rabbi), remains still nowadays a real gem. Arriving then at the top of Balat one will enter a park from where it is possible to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Golden Horn.

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tolgaesiz@gmail.com (tolga esiz) balat istanbul turkey http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/balat-of-istanbul Fri, 18 Nov 2016 21:00:00 GMT
Old Cars of Havana http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/old-cars-of-havana If you want to take a step back into automotive time, then you need to go to Cuba. That’s a rule in the automotive industry. Havana itself is beautiful, with its brightly colored—if slightly dusty—buildings and milling streets, but there is nothing quite as beautiful as seeing a line of classic cars sitting at an intersection like it’s no big deal.

Castro had placed a ban on foreign vehicle imports, making it nearly impossible to buy a brand-new, foreign-made vehicle. It also made it difficult to buy new parts and fuel for the old-school American cars Cuba is known for. As a result, not only do Cuban citizens drive vehicles straight out of the 1950s, but these vehicles are kept running through a hodgepodge of hand-built, improvised parts

 

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tolgaesiz@gmail.com (tolga esiz) car cuba havana old old american car http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/old-cars-of-havana Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:59:22 GMT
Amazing Oia http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/amazing-oia Santorini is the one of the best place of the world  that shooting sunset 

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tolgaesiz@gmail.com (tolga esiz) greece oia santorini sunset windmill http://tolgaesiz.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/amazing-oia Thu, 17 Nov 2016 22:07:25 GMT