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haftasonu günübirlik eskişeehir seyahatinden. . . .
Odunpazari , houses today is one of the most important and known symbol of eskisehir city is a must place to see during you stay in Eskisehir.
Odunpazarı Houses are the historical houses from Ottoman period , forming the first settlement in Eskisehir Odunpazari district .

Architectural features and patterns in the area and houses are very similar to Safranbolu , beypazari and Goynuk houses.

'Odunpazari district built on hills in the southern part of the Eskisehir city .

According to a legend ; the first people who thought of settling in Eskisehir hung sheep livers to Odunpazari and porsuk creek areas. According to longest time where the liver stays and keeps intact people would settle that area. The liver hung over odunpazari district decoyed comperatively late to porsuk creek area and becomes the area for the first settlements.

City have been reached the present day with protecting the whole Ottoman examples , curved roads, dead end streets , balconied houses with timber decorations , traditions and customs.

Odunpazari houses settled and structured in 2 different types;

The first type houses entrances are on the streets and gardens are located at backside of the houses.

The second type of houses gardens are at front of street and houses located in the middle of garden with 2 or 3 floors.

Houses usually consist of a sofa and the rooms around . Ground floor usually used as , kitchen, warehouse in Multi-storey floors and life goes on floors above or only at the top floor.

Corner room with windows available on both sides are larger and more important than the other rooms.

Since 2006 many old Ottoman style houses have been renovated and increased the popularity of the area in view of tourism . people who deserted their houses in time started to come back and open new shops and restaurants in the area.

Houses are painted with attractive and distinctive colours make a nice harmony of the colours and create great views to take nice photos.

A contemporary Glass Art Museum is also located in the Odunpazari can be visited to see interesting glass examples.



Bizans döneminde Dorylaion şehri olarak bilinen ve 1176 yılında Selçuklu hükümdarlarından II. Kılıçarslan tarafından fethedilen şehir uzun süre Sultanönü Sancağı olarak kalmıştır. Bizans'tan Selçuklulara, Osmanlılardan Cumhuriyet'e kadar uzanan kadim bir şehirdir. Eskişehir. Bazı tarihçilere göre Karacaşehir olarak bilinen Odunpazarı; Eskişehir'in güney kesimindeki tepelerin üzerine kurulmuştur. Eskişehir'de 1905 yılında çıkan büyük yangın kentin aşağıda bulunan esnaf bölgesini ortadan kaldırınca, ticarethaneler ve kamu yapılarının bu bölgeye doğru kaydığı "Odunpazarı" ismini alan bölge, aynı zamanda; lületaşı ustaları, bakırcılar ve demirciler gibi geleneksel el sanatlarının isimleriyle anılan sokakların kurulmasına sahne olmuştur. Osmanlı sivil mimari örneklerini koruyan kent, kıvrımlı yolları, çıkmaz sokakları, ahşap süslemeli bitişik düzenli, cumbalı evleri ile örf, adet ve geleneklerini koruyarak bir bütün olarak günümüze kadar gelmiştir.

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  • Copyright: ERHAN EKEN (erhan1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1173 W: 158 N: 375] (14811)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-09-29
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-10-01 12:27
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