Like every year, from 1st of April onwards İstanbul has gotten an amazing colorfull dress.12 million tulips of 112 different shapes and colors are been planted on parks, streets etc etc.
It's like in the XVIth century, where the famous "tulipamania" was the main theme of İstanbul.
During those days, rare tulp bulbs was been dealed to tremendous prices.
And in 1962, this famous trip of tulips towards Holland was been symbolised in İstanbul.
Two trucks, carrying two coaches arrived in İstanbul and after a symbolic ceremony in the court of the famous Topkapı Palace, Dutch ambassador had taken the tulip bulbs and brought to Holland after a long trip through Europe.
On WS you can see those trucks. A capture I made in 1962 in b&w.
Here another view from one of the majör parks of İstanbul dressed with thousands of tulips in different colors.
Her yıl olduğu gibi, bu sene de İstanbul 1 Nisandan itibaren lalelendi.
112 çeşitten onikimilyon lale soğanı, park ve bahçeleri, yolların refüjlerini rengarenk bir halı ile kapladı.
Herşey tıpkı onaltıncı yüzyılda yaşanan lalemania havasında.
O günlerde bir lale soğanına bir servet ödeyenler varmış.
Pek fazla bilinmez ama 1962 yılında, ilk lale soğanının Hollandaya gönderilişinin 400.yılı kutlanmıştı İstanbulda.
İki TIR içine yerleştirilen iki saray arabası, İstanbula gelmiş, içindeki dönemin kıyafetlerini giymiş Hollandalı elçiler, Topkapı Sarayının orta avlusunda yapılan merasimle, lale soğanlarını teslim alıp, Hollandaya doğru yola çıkmışlardı.
Biz bu konuyu doğru dürüst anlatamadığımız için, bütün dünya, hala lalenin ana vatanının Hollanda olduğunu zanneder.
WS de o kamyonların ikisini görebilirsiniz.
Bu kare de, Göztepe Parkından. Ağaçların gölgesinde rangarenk laleler.
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Silvio1953 (150363) 2014-04-19 2:05
Ciao Mesut, my today neighbour, fascinating composition with beautifultulips, excellent clarity, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good Easter, ciao Silvio
williewhistler (16412) 2014-04-19 2:32
as here in the UK Spring has arrived,the beds of tulips in Istanbul are most attractively placed around the gardens.
Best Easter wishes Les.
adramad (48434) 2014-04-19 4:52
A delicious composition, the perspective of the garden is wonderful with all those flower beds, tulips in foreground, to give a beautiful image, the presence of people give a good vital touch to the picture.
Very well managed the brightness and sharpness, to enjoy this beautiful picture, which I love.
Gorgeous color, these natural shades.
Have a happy weekend.
Sergiom (86105) 2014-04-19 4:55
Ces jardins sont vraiment spectaculaires et font honneur à la très belle ville dIstanbul.Ici, j'aime bien le jeu des ombres avec la lumière et toutes ces belles couleurs.
ricardomattos (7619) 2014-04-19 11:51
Bu güzel fotoğrafı aracılığıyla bize göstermek gibi ben İstanbul çok güzel ve çiçeklenme olduğunu bilmiyordum.
claudeD (40874) 2014-04-22 0:58
wonderful spring picture from Istanbul showing this very nice flowers. A firend of mine cames back from Istanbul yesterday and he told me that he was very pleased by the many flowers to be seen in this big town.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
romanaa (8016) 2014-04-23 12:53
I would never guess this is a picture from Istanbul, so used to am I to similar views from the Netherlands.
Wonderful colours in this seasonal shot.
jemaflor (101399) 2014-04-23 23:10
lovely garden with all these coloured flowers, well framed with this wide angle , good light and colors management.
josepmarin (58359) 2014-04-24 0:35
Merhaba. my friend Mesut,
what a beautiful spring image here, with the splendid tulips offering us a true symphony of colors, under a fantastic play of light and shades in the park.
Is a powerful and very aesthetical composition, perfectly executed, and in which we can admire the beauty of your city as well.
COSTANTINO (68228) 2014-04-24 13:46
Hello dear Mesut
it is not a simple place this one
it is a great beauty dedicated
to those who love flowers
its a delicious composition
pleasant to our eyes
thanks for sharing it with us
photoray (13981) 2014-04-25 14:10
Attractive back light park scene of the colorful and large groupings of tulip blooms, with trees adding dimension and shadows.
ourania (49901) 2014-04-29 12:49
Hello dear Mesut,
a very vibrant and delightful picture with rewarding depth and details. Colours, details and perspectives create a dynamic effect and get a tight grip of our interest. There's a very fine play of light and shadows that extends deep into the frame. In spite of the many delights in the foreground, you have offered us a clear and interesting background too, the human presence is quite significant. The atmosphere is superb. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
- Copyright: Mesut Ilgim (mesutilgim) (96772)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-13
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
- Exposure: f/7.0, 1/962 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-19 0:27