Istanbul Trip, Day 3, Scene 1
You guessed it, it continued to rain on Sunday. So we went to Istanbul Modern, Turkey’s first private museum to house modern and contemporary art exhibitions. This is a shot of Tophane-i Amire from the parking lot of Istanbul Modern.
Tophane-i Amire (Ottoman Turkish for Directorate of the Armory) was constructed in the XV. century, in the district where Ste. Claire and Aya Photini churches were located, called Metopon in the Byzantine period. After the conquest of Istanbul, Sultan II. Mehmed built a cannon-ball casting factory and Tophane-i Amire became the place in which the cannon balls for Ottoman army and navy were produced. After 1850s, the building became the centre of the weaponry industry and commerce. In the 1900s, it was used as an education centre. In 1958, it is started to be used as a military museum. The building underwent various arrangements until 1992 when Tophane-i Amire was transferred to Mimar Sinan University.
Today, this historical military building is called Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Tophane-i Amire Culture and Art Center. It is used as a culture and art center consisting of three exhibition halls i.e. Tophane-i Amire Beş Kubbe (Five Domes), Tophane-i Amire Tek Kubbe (Single Dome) and Tophane-i Amire Sarnıçlar (Cisterns). Both domestic and international collections are exhibited in these multipurpose galleries throughout the year.
İstanbul Modern’den Tophane-i Amire
İstanbul Seyahati, Gün 3, Sahne 1
Tahmin ettiniz, Pazar günü de yağmur devam etti. Bu yüzden İstanbul Modern, modern ve çağdaş sanat sergilerine ev sahipliği eden Türkiye'nin ilk özel müzesine gittik. Bu Tophane-i Amire’nin İstanbul Modern'in otoparkından bir çekimidir.
Tophane-i Amire (Tophane Müdürlüğü’nün Osmanlıcası) binası, XV. yüzyılda Bizans döneminde Ste. Claire ve Aya Photini kiliselerinin yer aldığı Metopon adlı bölgede kurulmuştur. Sultan II. Mehmet tarafından fetihten sonra kurulan top döküm merkezi, Osmanlı ordu ve donanmasının kullandığı askeri topların üretildiği yerdir. Bina, 1850’lerden sonra Osmanlı İmparatorluğu’nda silah sanayisinin ve silah ticaretinin merkezi olmuş, 1900’lü yıllarda bir süre eğitim merkezi olarak kullanılmış, 1958 yılında Askeri Müze olarak kullanılması gündeme gelmiştir. 1992 yılına kadar çeşitli düzenlemeler geçiren Tophane-i Amire binası, bu tarihte Mimar Sinan Üniversitesi’ne devredilmiştir.
Günümüzde Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi Tophane-i Amire Kültür ve Sanat Merkezi olarak hizmete açılan bu tarihi askeri binada Tophane-i Amire Beş Kubbe, Tophane-i Amire Tek Kubbe ve Tophane-i Amire Sarnıçlar olmak üzere üç ayrı sergi holü bulunmakta ve bu mekanlarda yerli ve uluslararası sergiler düzenlenmektedir.
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omid266 (5274) 2014-03-26 20:43
** Salam Murat ,
Very nice shot from Istanbul , also we in Iran have Raining and even snow in some regions ,
very well done and Thanks for hunting this image with camera and sharing ,
Have a nice Trip and Journey in your country with all memories ,
jcpix (13688) 2014-03-26 21:32
Looks like LG is getting some free advertising here. :) Well, the dreary skies may have not been optimal, but still enough light coming through to make out plenty of the detail and color. The rustic orange exterior of the foreground building makes a nice base for this composition. I really like the multiple turrets seen from this viewpoint of the background museum, a nice collection in one frame. At least the trees were barren at this point to obtain such a picture, one of the benefits this time of year...especially if Mother Nature wasn't going to play along with some sunshine. Have a good one. Take care.
pajaran (52602) 2014-03-26 22:32
Interesantan i dobar tekst, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura i detalji na fasadi, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepa stara arhitektura.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting and good text, a nice view and a second ...
Good shot, sharpness and contrast, beautiful architecture and details shown on the facade, beautiful colors.
Good composition, beautiful old architecture.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
emka (79875) 2014-03-26 22:57
Hello Murat, You had bad luck with the weather. In spite of this the photo has fine colours. I like the composition with two lines of turrets - small and big ones. Interesting building. I was there in the late evening and probably did not see it. No photos anyway :(.
WArm regards MAlgo
kato (11630) 2014-03-27 0:01
You're capturing well this architecture by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the historical architecture with characteristic designand dome surrounded by wall like a fortress. It is also interesting to hear use changes of a building. And, here looks like to classical/noble place isolated from society.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-03-27 12:18
I see that you have made the most of the not so ideal photo conditions. Nice view of the armory building domes through the maze of branches. I like the framing with the bright orange wall in the FG it helps a lot to liven up the view. It would have been so different had you cropped it out. Nice one, thanks for sharing.
pierrefonds (57509) 2014-03-27 17:46
The trees are helping to fame the building. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the Tophabe-I Amire. The rainy sky does not hurt to much the output of the colours. Have a nice day.
jmdias (56127) 2014-04-02 17:15
interesting those domes with many turrets in the top. nice view of architecture and interesting subject.
Miguel82 (24223) 2014-10-19 1:59
Nice panorama on Istanbul city Murat, Tophane-i Amire appears in the bg, what a sublime architecture, good sunday
ikeharel (58195) 2015-01-30 7:27
The link on your tram photo taken me to this beautiful picture, Murat, showing the magnificent roof-top domesa nd turrets in a unique shape.
Personally, I'd crop the lower part with the AC aparatuses or zoom in a bit more, but after all, a fine architecture photo.
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (14123)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, RAW, Vivitar Series 1 HD CPL 67mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2014-03-26 19:23