This capture Shows a young boy who shall put a first step to the manhood ! He shall soon have a small operation a circumcision. And it's a habit that they are dressed up like Ottoman princes.
Taken at the entrance of the famous Ottoman period building "Hidiv Pavillion" on the Asian side of Bhosphorus.
Hidiv Pavilion is located on the hills of Cubuklu neighborhood in Beykoz district on the Asian side. It was built in 1907 by Italian architect Delfo Seminati as a residence for the Ottoman governor (Hidiv or Khedive) of Egypt, Abbas Hilmi Pasha. The mansion stands in a large park, at the main entrance there is a monumental fountain rising all the way to the roof which is covered with stain glass. Other fine fountains and pools surround the building. Several rooms and halls are connected to each other on a circle plan, and there is a large hall on the ground floor with a fire place. On the upper floors there are two great bedrooms. The tower is the most popular section of the kiosk because of its view over the Bosphorus, one can access to the terrace on top with an elevator or by using the stairs.
The Hidiv kiosk was sold to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) in the 1930s and not used until 1980s. After a two year restoration period, Hidiv Kiosk was opened in 1984 as a hotel, restaurant and cafeteria. It's open everyday.
2 Şubat'ta TE dostlarımdan bir grupla Çubuklu sırtlarındaki Hidiv köşkünde güzel bir kahvaltı buluşması gerçekleştirdik.
Bu kare, o gün ailesiyle oraya gelmiş ve de muhtemelen o akşam sünnet olup erkekliğe ilk adımını atacak bir felikanlıyı köşkün ana giriş kapısınından çıkarken gösteriyor. Belki de sünnetçiden kaçıyor !
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SnapRJW (31629) 2014-03-11 8:34
Hello Mesut - What a dear little boy and how smart he looks in his prince's costume. I have to say that I find the idea of circumcision quite disturbing but then it is not something undertaken in the traditions I grew up with and I respect the traditions of others (with certain caveats!)
A nicely framed shot where the elegant doorway makes a fine backdrop to the young prince.
wolf38 (31296) 2014-03-11 10:02
Hallo Mesut. Der kleine Prinz,- anders kann man das Foto wohl nicht titeln. Der kleine Prinz scheint seine Bedeutung zu fühlen. Der goldfarbene Tor ist ein idealer Hintergrund für dieses tolle Foto. Mein Kompliment für diesen gelungenen Schuss. Zusätzlich gelungener Text zum Bild.
Viele Grüße, Wolfgang.
lousat (92964) 2014-03-11 10:42
Hi Mesut,very nice and original capture,i like the clothes of the boy,and the magnificent scenery too,excellent exposure and fine details everywhere,a very original pic! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-03-11 11:11
absolutely brilliant framing and composition with great framing and composition and beautiful light falling at an angle. the little prince is perfectly positioned and looks charming in his attire! fine details of the background door. thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
Noel_Byrne (31674) 2014-03-11 11:19
Such perfect timing to capture this little prince, and under such princely light too! The gold detailed doors and impressive columns make a great backdrop too, like he is leaving his own personal palace.
Thanks as always
rbassin (23209) 2014-03-11 11:51
j'aime bien l'humour de cette scène, une belle qualité des couleurs, des détails et du cadrage.
PaulVDV (29535) 2014-03-11 11:52
Wonderful daily life-picture of this little prince coming out of his palace!
He looks well aware of this important day in his life.
His look is gorgeous. You've captured him on the perfect moment.
Best regards, Paul
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-03-11 11:55
Splendid capture of this cheeky boy in his fin outfit, expect after a few hours his expression would be one of sorrow and pain, poor chap.
Well managed and presented,Tfs,
Trust you are well,
holmertz (54363) 2014-03-11 13:24
Maybe he won't be so happy in a short while, but probably still very proud. At this moment he is filled with great feelings and looking very cute in his fantastic dress. You timed this shot well in a very nice setting and managed to capture him in a very favourable light.
ourania (47166) 2014-03-11 14:22
Hello dear Mesut,
a lovely portrait of the adorable little boy on a special day in his life. I love his quick stride and shy expression, his timid gaze is captivating and his gesture to fix his turban is sweet. Your capture was timely and you made the most of the morning light to make the little boy stand out in this large frame and against the majestic doorway. You rendered colours and atmosphere in a very fine way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
tyro (25718) 2014-03-11 14:23
You have written a very interesting note and this is a lovely photograph to accompany it.
The boy - soon to be a man - looks so proud and resplendent in his bright white garments. I am sure he feels like a young prince as well as looking like one. And you have caught him perfectly as he proudly adjusts his headress as he walks through this magnificent doorway.
The light on the young man, his clothing and the doorway itself is gorgeous and I love the dappled light on the ground, presumably from the shadows of an overhanging tree. The colours are sublime, your composition excellent and the details and sharpness superb.
Ninello52 (7576) 2014-03-11 15:13
Beautiful your "Little Prince" as he walks out the door of his golden palace! Beautiful light!
Good evening! Nino.
Gigidusud (21151) 2014-03-11 16:32
Beautiful young boy dressed in little prince. Great scene well captured with nice architecture on the BG and splendid light. Interessing note too. I lik a lot!
emka (100059) 2014-03-11 16:53
Hello Mesut, this little boy in his all white costume looks really like a prince.
I didn't know that in Turkey the boys have circumsicion. Lovely shot.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-12 0:18
Un vrai petit prince des mille et une nuits! Une jolie rencontre bien mise en image.
Fis2 (99794) 2014-03-12 0:35
Beautiful gate, curious scene.
Good reportage shot.
I like colors, light and sharpness.
Have a nice day
claudeD (39645) 2014-03-12 5:05
very fine picture showing this interesting scenry. Very good sharpness and clarity. I like your very fine informative note.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Silvio1953 (145731) 2014-03-12 13:03
Ciao Mesut, lovely composition well nice prince, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (120609) 2014-03-13 11:10
Merhaba dear Mesut
Tout mignon ce petit prince dans sa jolie tenues blanches qui est magnifique, belle lumière qui lui donne de la brillance, un très joli portrait d'enfant
nikkitta (17066) 2014-03-13 16:43
Charming and also moving image of the litlle prince well framed by the old door
Great timing to catch him at the right place
Better not discuss politic or religion is my idea
Greetings and congrats
- Copyright: Mesut Ilgim (mesutilgim) (95554)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-02
- Categories: Humorous, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
- Exposure: f/7.2, 1/755 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-11 5:09