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Zeytinburnu Tıbbi Bitkiler Bahçesi

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Zeytinburnu Tıbbi Bitkiler Bahçesi

 

 

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Sarayburnu is probably one of the best places to swim in istanbul. The water is cool and absolutely clean because of the currents which is towards Aegean on the surface and towards the black sea in deep beneath.  The water is generally very cold alas refreshening. It might be a little packed on the weekends but you’ll surely find your comfort zone among the rocks.  If you swim off the shore 50meters you’d be caught up in the currents that bring you further south away from golden horn, but no harm here, there are no dangerous currents.

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Ağaçlı Sahili

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Kadikoy’s Caddebostan Beach was a hot spot in the 1950s and has recently reopened after being closed for almost 40 years.

Located in their eponymous Asian boroughs along the Sea of Marmara, This free beach has sun stretchers, changing rooms, toilets, showers and kiosks selling food and drinks. The beach has life guards for your safety.

However, as with anything free, it is packed most of the time. The people’s beaches get crowded once the schools shut their doors for the term, but their proximity to the shopping mecca of Bagdat Caddesi and location right smack in the center of the action might just offer the exhausted a much needed respite.

Address:
Caddebostan Sahil Yolu,
Kadikoy – Istanbul

Getting There:

Caddebostan is on the Asian side so you would need to take the ferry over to Kadıkoy and get a bus from there to Caddebostan, or to Bostancı, or the banliyo train and get of at Surreya Plaj stop.

It is part of greater Caddebostan Coastal Park. It is a small beach but there is a very nice restaurant called Cafe Zanzibar right next to it.

From Sultanahmet get on the tram, get off at Eminonu and take an Eminonu-Kadikoy ferry from Eminonu to Kadikoy. Once at Kadikoy just take either the Bostanci bus or Bostanci Dolmush(shared taxi) but specify “Sahilden” to the dolmush driver. Get off the municipal bus or dolmush at Caddebostan in front of Migros Hypermarket and walk thru the park towards the sea. The beaches(two of them 500 meters apart) are 10 and 15 minutes walk from there.

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Kısırkaya

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The Dalia Beach Club, which started to go into operation in 2002 summer, has aimed to create the Mediterian athmosphere for the people in Black Sea.

We are waiting for you with our green areas,bars,mouth-watering fish menu in our restaurant,a beach volleyball field,a magazine and book reading area,private security and a parking lot with the capacity of  one thousand cars.  In the summer or winter,in the spring or fall, day or night anytime you wish.

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You can get rid of the stress of weekdays in peace in the arms of nature

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Uzunya Beach

Uzunya beach, your meeting point!
With its parking lot for 1000 vehicles, its sea, cafeteria, restaurant and various activities, your holiday resort in Istanbul where you may spend a happy and peaceful weekend.

A hidden bay in Istanbul where joy, fun, entertainment, holiday, sea, sand, sun and gorgeous flavours, unique tastes are present.

We furnish services between 08:00 – 20:00 in Uzunya Beach everyday.

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Baykuş Beach is Mimar Sinan Fine Arts School’s hangout place in the black sea.

It can be accessed by car but they also have a private service that requires reservation from the numbers below:

Baykuş Plajı, Kısırkaya – Kilyos
(Polis Meslek Okulu yanı) Google Maps Haritasi üzerinden
yol tarifini görmek icin tıklayın. Servislerimiz rezervasyon ile çalışmaktadır.
Rezervasyon İçin:
Kantinci Mehmet Abi – 0.533.610 9541
Levent Güneş – 0.507.946 7655

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Foreign architects introduced new building types and new architectural styles to the Ottoman capital. Classical revivalism, Gothic revivalism and Islamic revivalism (or Orientalism) were the variations of the European eclecticism which was prevalent in the works of the foreigners in Istanbul. Another European architectural style which was introduced by the foreign architects was Art Nouveau. Architectural pluralism in 19th century-Istanbul observed on the facades of the new building types such as banks, office buildings, hotels, multistory houses, theaters etc., created opposition against the foreigner architects among Turkish intellectuals.

Jachmund’s Deutsche Orient Bank designed in a central European-style with neo-renaissance mass.

The Deutsche Orient Bank stands not far from Sirkeci station, whose Oriental features created an entrance into the city that was meant to fulfil the Western travelers expectations of the exotic. The building, with its prow shape bearingas the apex of the composition a turreted cylindirical corner volume of ribbed surface.

Both Jachmund’s and Vallaury’s designs for Istanbul exhibited a duality. When they designed for the Ottoman government they tried to produce a synthesis of the neo-classic forms and Ottoman or Islamic architectural elements. When they worked for foreign enterprises their design exhibited pure European-styles.

The Germania han, also known as Deutsche Orient Bank building was built by German architect August Jachmund, who also built the nearby Sirkeci Train Station, for the prime bank of German interest in Ottoman Turkey. It is a magnificent example of Art Nouveau in Istanbul.

It is also worth noting that the student of August Jachmund, Kemalettin,  is the architect of the building right across in the corner, 1. vakıf han.

The Deutsche Orient Bank, founded in 1906, was established to finance infrastructure in all regions of the Ottoman Empire.

Pruvayı andıran, tasarımının odak noktasını oluşturan, köşe görünümlü yivli yüzeyi ve
silindirik köşeli hacmi ile oldukça dikkat çekicidir (Şekil 4.33). 7 katlı, neo klasik üslupta
tasarlanmış olan hanın girişi de yine bu kulenin altındandır. Dönemin ortak biçimlenme
özelliği olan ve birçok yüzyıl sonu yapısında da görülen ancak diğerlerinden farklı olarak,
galerinin üzeri “eğrisel” konstrüksiyonlu cam çatı, hanın yapımında endüstriyel ürünlerden
oldukça faydalanıldığının bir göstergesidir (Şekil 4.32).

Detsche Orient Bank bu han ile sarsılmaz bir finansal temel üzerine kurulmuş, ekonomisinin
güvenilirliğini yansıtmaya çalışmaktadır. Stuttgart Bankası ihalesi ile Anadolu Osmanlı
İmparatorluğu demiryollarının kurucusu olan Deutsche Orient Bank’ın asıl amacı Türk
pazarında kendine yer bulmak ve Alman şirketlerine ekonomik anlamda destek sağlamaktır.
(D.Barillari, E. Godoli, 1997).

Yöresel etkiler altında gerçekleştirilen bu yapı, batı seçmeciliğine göre biçimlenmiş cepheleri
ve bunun üzerine eklenen Osmanlı ve Arap mimarisinin izleri yapı öğeleri ile bir mimari
üslup kargaşası yaratmıştır.(Y. Yavuz, 1981). Yüzyılın ilk yıllarında yapılmış , İstanbul
mimarisindeki Alman etkisini, mimari üslubun yanında kullanılan endüstri ürünlerinin
fazlalığı ve dikkat çeken süslü cepheleri ile mimarlık tarihinde yerini almış büro hanlarından
biridir.

Üzerinde “Deutsche Orientbank A.G.” yazan ve yapım kitabesi bulunmayan
bina, ticaret amaçlı yapılmış olup Germania Han olarak bilinir. 49 Mimarı, Türkçe
literatürde Jasmund olarak geçer. 50 1900-1910 arasında yapıldığı, bu yıllarda
alınmış fotoğraflardan anlaşılan Germania Han, arsası nedeniyle ikizkenarlı bir
üçgen şeklinde olup, meydana bakan kısmı daire şeklinde yumuşatılmış ve kubbeli
bir kule şeklinde sonuçlandırılmıştır. Simetrik bir anlayışla ele alınan cephelerden
zemin kat ile dört ve beşinci katlar, barok etkili mimari unsurlarla donatılmıştır
(Foto 12, 13).
Kubbeli silindirik meydan cephesi, Batı’da özellikle saray ve şato
mimarisinde sıkça görülen bir uygulamadır. Bu uygulama, 19. yy da büyük şehir
meydanlarına bakan gösterişli binaların köşelerinde de yaygın bir kullanım
görmüştür. Jasmund’un daha küçük ölçekte ve sade olarak ilk denemesini Rumeli
Hanı’nda yaptığı bu köşe kubbesi uygulaması, binanın en çok tartışılan kısmıdır. 51
Bıraktığı ağır etki nedeniyle Germania Han binasını, orta Avrupa mimari
anlayışının İstanbul’daki yeni bir örneği olarak değerlendirebiliriz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tempietto of San Pietro in Montorio

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Büyükada (meaning “Big Island” in Turkish; Greek: Πρίγκηπος or Πρίγκιπος, pr. Pringipos: in some cases Pringipo; and alternatively Πρίγκηψ or Πρίγκιψ (pr. Pringips) meaning “Prince” or “Foremost”) is the largest of the nine so-called Princes’ Islands in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul. It is officially a neighbourhood in the Adalar district of Istanbul, Turkey.

One of the main squares of the island, with the statue of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

As on the other islands, motorized vehicles – except service vehicles – are forbidden, so visitors explore the island by foot, bicycle, in horse-drawn carriages, or by riding donkeys.

A convent on Büyükada was the place of exile for the Byzantine empresses Irene, Euphrosyne, Theophano, Zoe and Anna Dalassena. After his deportation from the Soviet Union in February 1929, Leon Trotsky also stayed for four years on Büyükada, his first station in exile. Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid was born in the island.

There are several historical buildings on Büyükada, such as the Ayia Yorgi Church and Monastery dating back to the 6th century, the Ayios Dimitrios Church, and the Hamidiye Mosque built by Abdul Hamid II.

Büyükada consists of two peaks. The one nearest to the iskele (ferry landing), İsa Tepesi (meaning Jesus Hill in Turkish), formerly Hristos (Χριστός, the Greek name for Jesus Christ), is topped by the former Greek Orphanage, a huge wooden building now in decay. In the valley between the two hills sit the church and monastery of Ayios Nikolaos and a former fairground called Luna Park.

Visitors can take the ‘small tour’ of the island by buggy, leading to this point, from where it is a strenuous climb to Ayia Yorgi, a tiny church with a cafe on the grounds serving wine, chips and sausage sandwiches, this being part of the “classic” Ayia Yorgi (St. George, in Greek Άγιος Γεώργιος) experience.

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Büyükada (Turkish, meaning “Big Island”) is the largest island among the Princes’ Islands in the Marmara Sea. It covers an area of 5.4 km², and the distance of the island to the nearest Maltepe shore is 2.3 km. As of 2000, it has a population of approximately 7,335 including Sedef Island.

Büyükada was used as an exile destination and as a monastery region during the Byzantine Christian period. The island was also used to exile the close relatives of kings and statesmen who might have threatened their political power. Furthermore, the island was also used as a prision for those who opposed the ones in power. One of the oldest structures on the island was a convent used for the exile of the Byzantine empress and for clergymen who lived in seclusion; however, this structure has not made it to the present day.. Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting exiles to the convent, named Kadınlar Manastırı, was the Byzantine empresses, Irene, who had the monastery built.

The Büyükada is divided into two districts: the Nizam district and the Maden district.  The island consists of two peaks with many steeps. The peak located on the southern section of the island is called “Yorgi Peak” and the other is called“Hristos Peak,” which is located on the northern section of the island. Dil Burnu (the cape) extends for an a distance of 500 m across on the western part of the island. Nizam köyü is located on the northern part of Dil Burnu and Yörükali Plaj (beach) is located on the southern section.

There were 3,000 people living on the island in the 19th century. However, with the start of boat services in the second half of the 19th century, the population of the island, which has gradually increased over the course of time. This is especially the case for Ottoman intellectuals, authors, and for the Greek community, who made up the majority of the population on the island. During this time, it was an attractive living settlement.In addition, the Büyükada is a popular summer house vacation and hosts daily visitors  from Istanbul, especially during summer time.

The Büyükada was conquered by Admiral Baltaoğlu Süleyman Beg. The island’s conquest did take a long time as compared to the conquest of the other Princes’ Island. After the conquest, the demographic structure of the island dramatically changed, and it has become over time a symbol of diversity in Istanbul. Undoubtedly, three different places of worship – a mosque, a church, and asinagogue – are the best examples of a diverse community living in peace and harmony on the the same land.

After the declaration of the constitutional monarchy in 1908, Sultan Abdulhamid II (1842-1918) had of his ministers and generals live on the island where they built villas and waterside residences which have left a rich and glossy view. In addition, Leon Trotsky – a prominent politician during the time of Lenin (1870-1924), was exiled from Russsia during the Stalin period (1879-1953) and stayed four years on Büyükada. In the 1920s, a number of Belarussians coming to Istanbul in order to escape the Russian civil war setteled on this island. This has added to the cultural diversity and harmony of the island, and one can experience a diverse taste of many different cultures.

One of the most important places of worship of the Büyükada is the Hristos Monastery located at the top of the Jesus peak. Also found on the island are the Ayios Dimitrios Church, located in Kumsal district, where Orthodox Christian islanders hold their grand religious ceremony, a Jewish Synagogoue, located in the Kumsal district, and the Hamidiye Mosque built by Sultan Abdulhamid II (1842-1918) in 1895. Moreover, there are many churches on the island. Two of the churches belong to the Armenians and Latins, and most of the others were built by Orthadox Christians. After Muslims began to settle on the island, mosques were built, adding to the number of places of worship worship drawing the attention of visitors. In adition to these places of prayer, there are several historical holy water springs called “ayazma.” Other eye-catching places on the island are Ayios Konstantinos, Ayia Fotini, Ayia Paraskevi, and Ayios Yeorios that

In 1930, the Treasure of Büyükada, which consisted of 207 coins belonging to King Phillip II, the father of Alexander the Great was found around the Greek Cemetery of the island. It was added to the collection of the Istanbul Archaeology Museum. This treasure has a special meaning in terms of revealing new historical facts of the island.

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