Burgazada (meaning "Fortress Island"; Greek: Αντιγόνη, Antigoni) is the third largest of the Prince Islands, a single hill 2 km across. Demetrius I of Macedon, one of the Diadochi (Successors) of Alexander the Great, built a fort here and named it after his father Antigonus I Monophthalmus. The island took this name, but today is generally known by the Turks simply as "Burgaz" (Turkish for "fort"). In 2003 Burgaz suffered a forest fire, losing 4 square kilometres of woodland.
Burgaz is a common setting and even a major theme for writer Sait Faik Abasıyanık, where he also resided. Today, his residence is kept as a museum. At his favourite restaurant in Kalpazankaya (the counterfeiters rock) one will also find his bronze statue enjoying the view with a glass of rakı freshly filled everyday by the restaurant owners.
Thie house to the right is one of the many historical reformed mansions of the island, the one to the left is to be reformed
Very traditional and priceless homes for their location, for their history and for their great significance in the cultural life of this extraordinary land
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emka (73391) 2014-06-07 23:00
Hello Eleni,Nice photo from Prince Islands. Nice this yellow house(with sea gull on the chimney).Beautiful greenery around.Nicely composed shot.
WArm regrads MAlgo
pajaran (48543) 2014-06-07 23:04
Interesantan tekst o Burgazada sa opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazane kuce i zeleno drvece, lepe boje.
An interesting article about Burgazada with a description ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated houses and green trees, beautiful colors.
All the best.
Royaldevon (26629) 2014-06-08 0:03
I can understand why people would love to live here! What a setting!
You have given us a fine view of the restored mansion, gently reflecting in the aqua water, with its neat waterfront. There is a strong contrast between the two buildings. It is very much a before and after sort of comparison.
Have a great day,
jemaflor (80828) 2014-06-08 0:47
Bonne composition avec ces deux maisons dans chaque partie de l'image, bon effet de symétrie, très belles teintes.
danos (83127) 2014-06-08 0:52
Ελένη γεια σου,
το νησάκι αυτό φαίνεται ήρεμο και ειδυλλιακό με το Ελληνικό όνομα Αντιγόνη από Αντίγονος; Τέλος πάντων όταν είχα πάει στην Κωνσταντινούπολη δεν το επισκεύθηκα καθώς μας πήγαν μόνο στα Πριγκηπόνησα.
ikeharel (52433) 2014-06-08 1:42
Beautiful green slop envelope the small estate of the houses on a waterfront location.
On second thought, they look not inhabitant at the time taken, your note explain some about that.
Fine taken from a fairly good distance upon.
Have a nice Sunday,
carlo62 (27798) 2014-06-08 2:52
due bei palazzi con due storie diverse, uno ha trovato una sua continuità, mentre l'altro sembra aver interrotto la sua storia in attesa di un proseguimento più glorioso.
La composizione ne evidenzia le differenze, che sono ben visibili, ma accentuate dal taglio e perfino dal riflesso.
Buona domenica e buon divertimento, manca poco al via....
ourania (26560) 2014-06-08 3:08
πολύ καλή η σύνθεσή σου που απομονώνει και αντιπαραθέτει αυτά τα δύο αρχοντικά σπίτια, το ένα έχει σωθεί από τη φθορά και το άλλο μάλλον ελπίζει υπομονετικά να έρθει η σειρά του. Μου αρέσει πολύ ο τρόπος που ξεχωρίζουν ανάμεσα σε μια πληθώρα πράσινων τόνων. Υπέροχο μέρος για να μένει κανείς, όμορφο, ήσυχο και ρομαντικό. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλή Κυριακή,
jhm (135294) 2014-06-08 4:47
Technical perfect taken excellent made, we see clear old house but also new house against the water edge.
You create depth and perspective through the perfect choice of your angle
Colours and sharpness make these picture very attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Sergiom (54693) 2014-06-08 4:55
Une vue de la mer est toujours intéressante. J'aime la couleur verte de l'eau qui pousse le regard au loin vers ces deux très belles maisons sur la rive. La verdure est à son meilleur.
photoray (10247) 2014-06-08 6:52
A different view of Istanbul, with picturesque mansions surrounded by lush landscaping with waterfront views. Would enjoying spending the day and evening here.
Thanks for sharing,
Noel_Byrne (20902) 2014-06-08 7:32
It's a striking contrast between the renovated and the empty mansions. Both very fine buildings and it's so rare to see a graffiti covered building with empty eyes sitting next to such a well maintained and quite expensive looking home. The yellow reflection on the jade green water is a cry nice element to your capture.
Silvio1953 (116071) 2014-06-08 7:58
Ciao Eleni, bella composizione con le due magnifiche case immerse in un verde brillante, se non ricordo male qui siamo sul versante asiatico, bravissima, un abbraccio Silvio
mohammad_H (8772) 2014-06-09 1:45
My friend Eleni
Eye-catching and good quality image
The water in the foreground, and the house and the forest background, harmonious combination
Have a nice day
batalay (34765) 2014-06-09 3:47
What a lovely shot from last year, with the gorgeous green of the Marmara dominating the eye catching photo. As always your notes are comprehensive, and can illuminate even the native about the subtle details of the location.
abmdsudi (39716) 2014-06-09 20:17
How refreshing to parts of a city and another water theme, the gorgeous green water combined by the lush foliage creates such an effective there. Lovely detail and straight on viewpoint, well exposed with main attraction nicely juxtapositioned. Excellent shot and tx to your narratives, Congrats
COSTANTINO (51421) 2014-06-09 22:08
Good morning dear Eleni
this kind of shot is my favorite
excellent capture and according to your
useful notes these houses are very
traditional and priceless homes for theor
location for their history and for
their great significance in the culture life
I dedicate to you my two last photos
enjoying the view of greek islands
have a nice time