Istanbul Trip, Day 3, Scene 6
Nargile is a single or multi-stemmed instrument for vaporizing and smoking flavored tobacco in which the vapor or smoke is passed through a water basin ‒ often glass-based ‒ before inhalation. Nargile or the Turkish water pipe (sometimes also called a hookah or hubble-bubble) has been around for centuries. Although the water pipe is an established feature of Turkish culture, it originated in India by emptying a coconut and dipping in a straw. In fact, Nargile derives from the Persian word nārghile, meaning coconut. In the 16th century, the pipe found its way to the Ottoman Empire. The better quality ones were ceramic, but glass bowls are more common. The nargile became popular in the 1700s and even became a status symbol towards the end of the Ottoman Empire. Smoking with the sultan was considered the highest honor.
According to Witt Hotels Magazine, one will find the highest concentration of water pipe cafés in Tophane. Sure enough, we hit Nargile Central within 5 minutes of our walk toward Karaköy. Most establishments obey the indoors smoking ban and have their nargiles placed outside. In the summer, visitors can enjoy tree-shaded gardens but on a wintry day like this, I would be hesitant to use the verb "enjoy."
İstanbul Seyahati, Gün 3, Sahne 6
Nargile, aromalı tütünün buharlaştırılıp teneffüs etmeden önce buharın veya dumanın - genellikle cam tabanlı - bir su kâseden geçirilerek içildiği bir tek veya çok saplı bir araçtır. Nargile ya da Türk su borusu (bazen de huka ya da hubble-bubble denir) yüzyıllardır aramızda olmuştur. Su borusu Türk kültürünün yerleşik bir özelliği olmasına rağmen, bir hindistan cevizini boşaltıp içine bir kamış daldırmayla Hindistan kökenlidir. Aslında, nargile hindistan cevizi anlamına Farsça kelime nārghileden türemiştir. 16. yüzyılda, boru Osmanlı İmparatorluğu'na yolunu buldu. Daha kaliteli olanlar seramikdi, ama cam kaseler daha yaygındır. Nargile 1700'lerde popüler oldu ve hatta Osmanlı İmparatorluğu'nun sonuna doğru bir statü sembolü haline geldi. Sultan ile içmek en yüksek onur olarak kabul edildi.
Witt Otelleri dergisine göre, Tophane'de nargile kafelerin en yüksek konsantrasyonunu bulabilirsiniz. Tabii ki, biz Karaköy'e doğru yürüyüşümüzde 5 dakika içinde Nargile Santral’ına çarptık. Çoğu işyerlerinde kapalı yerlerde sigara içme yasağına itaat edilir ve nargile dışarıya yerleştirilir. Yaz aylarında, ziyaretçiler ağaç gölgeli bahçelerde keyfini çıkarır ancak böyle bir kış gününde, "keyfini çıkarmak“ fiilini kullanmaya tereddüt ederim.
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serp2000 (40352) 2014-03-31 22:31
this scene really reminds me Turkey. This red furniture makes this photo more eye-catching on the page. I am not a fan of calyan (ban) but anyway I like this daily life shot.
Greetings from Eagle Rock,California.
COSTANTINO (56255) 2014-03-31 22:53
an interesting capture showing a different
tradition of smoking your notes about
nargile is very important
the red furniture makes this shot
more attravtive and impressive
have a nice day
arnie (1803) 2014-04-01 2:36
Nice capture of daily life. Interesting notes. It looks cold. I notice two log burners on the end tables to keep the customers warm.
kato (11630) 2014-04-01 7:08
You're capturing well this daily life by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle which a man smokes using the instrument for smoking flavored tobacco named as Nargile in cafe. This traditional instlement seems to so unique as if the long pipe, and he looks like enjoying the smoking slowly. And, the surrounding red tables draw out a strong impact in the whole.
ikeharel (58231) 2014-04-01 7:41
The guy with the nargila looked at you with a suspicious glance, Murat, not sure why he is on camera.
Nice red upholstry on the cafe' outdoor's.
nikkitta (14858) 2014-04-01 15:51
First time I saw nargiles was in Egypt, in a Fishawi Teahouse in the bazar,a place where Mahfouz should go
Last time was in London and outside, as you said, here must be cold , there are fire at the sides of the men
Good to catch the moment where smoke is exaled
jcpix (13688) 2014-04-01 15:52
These seem to becoming more and more popular here in the West. Can't say I've seen too may here in Phoenix, or maybe I just need to get out more often. :)The abundance of red color really makes this a striking visual, one that immediately grabs your attention. Love the composition, you've placed the main subject in an ideal spot within the framework. Hard to tell if he see's you, or is looking to the side...either way, I find it a captivating aspect. Very well observed and put together for presentation. enjoy the rest of the evening. Take it easy.
ChrisJ (99304) 2014-04-02 8:05
Ive seen these hookah like pipes all over Turkey. Good control of limited indoor lighting with excellent sharpness and shallow dof in the fg. Nice repetition of the patterns, colours and shapes of the red sofas and beige tables. The man smoking makes a fine focal point and I like the secondary focal point top right of the other man engaged in a discussion with his partner. Tfs!
holmertz (41753) 2014-04-02 8:45
You made a good combination here of the quiet human activities of the smoking men and the fine irregular pattern created by the red sofas. An attractive and colourful composition.
jmdias (56161) 2014-04-08 1:41
few years ago nargile was usual here between the young people, but it was gone faster how it came. very nice use of the shapes of the red benches, the poster with the woman and the guy watching your camera. a well done image.
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (14123)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- 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/5.0, 1/15 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2014-03-31 21:14