Istanbul Trip, Day 7, Scene 8
The wind was strong and chilly, so we spent most of our visit to Maiden's Tower indoors. Since it was not close to a meal time, we chose to sit in the cafe up on the tower. The left photo in this collage is taken from a southern window, the right one from a western window of the tower. A nice, hot cup of sahlep (see workshop photo) just hit the spot on that cold day.
Sahlep is a flour made from the tubers of the orchid genus Orchis (including species Orchis mascula and Orchis militaris). These tubers contain a nutritious starch-like polysaccharide called glucomannan. Sahlep flour is consumed in beverages and desserts, especially in places that were formerly part of the Ottoman Empire. It was a popular beverage in the lands of the Ottoman Empire. Its consumption spread beyond there to England and Germany before the rise of coffee and tea and it was later offered as an alternative beverage in coffee houses. In England, the drink was known as saloop. Popular in the 17th and 18th centuries in England, its preparation required that the salep powder be added to water until thickened whereupon it would be sweetened, then flavored with orange flower or rose water. Substitution of British orchid roots, known as "dogstones", was acceptable in the 18th century for the original Turkish variants. Sahlep is now often made with hot milk instead of water.
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İstanbul Seyahati, Gün 7, Sahne 8
Rüzgar güçlü ve soğuktu bu yüzden Kızkulesi ziyaretimizin çoğunu içeride geçirdik. Bir yemek zamanına yakın olmadığından kulenin içindeki kafeteryada oturmayı seçtik. Bu kolajın sol fotoğrafı kulenin bir güney penceresinden, sağdaki birbatı penceresinden alınmıştır. Güzel, sıcak bir fincan salep (atölye fotoğrafına bakınız) o soğuk günde tam isabetli oldu.
Sahlep (Orchis mascula ve Orchis Militaris türleri dahil) Orchis cinsi orkide yumrularından yapılmış bir undur. Bu kök glucomannan adı verilen besleyici, nişasta benzeri bir polisakkarit içerir. Salep unu özellikle eskiden Osmanlı İmparatorluğu'nun parçası olan yerlerde, içecek ve tatlılarda tüketilmektedir. Bu, Osmanlı İmparatorluğu topraklarında popüler bir içecekti. Tüketimi kahve ve çayın yükselişinden önce oraların ötesinde İngiltere ve Almanya'ya yayıldı ve daha sonra kahvehanelerde alternatif bir içecek olarak arz edildi. İngiltere'de, içki saloop olarak biliniyordu. İngiltere'de 17. ve 18. yüzyıllarda popülerdi, onun hazırlanması koyulaşana kadar salep tozunun suya ilave edilmesiyle şekerlendirilip sonra portakal çiçeği veya gül suyu ilave edilmesini gerektiriyordu. "Dogstones" olarak bilinen İngiliz orkide köklerinin özgün Türk varyantları yerine kullanılmasi 18. yüzyılda yaygınlaştı. Sahlep şimdi genellikle su yerine sıcak sütle yapılır.
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Nicou (124295) 2014-05-03 20:48
ON VOIT LES VERRES TOUT é DROIT QUI BRILLENT QUELLE VUE QUELLE DOUBLE FENÊTRE DE CAFé SUEPRBE ENSEMBEL ET GESTION DES LUMIèRES.
bRAVO ET AMITIé
emka (80972) 2014-05-03 23:24
Hello Murat, Interesting view from maiden tower. Attractive railings. Nice idea of the collage of two shots.
Warm regrads MAlgo
ikeharel (58941) 2014-05-04 0:43
There is rain outside, Murat, notable on the left pic. posted, explained why you stayed indoor's.
Fine taken both images from the elegant decorations inside - to have a view of the Bosphoros outside.
Light managed superbly.
*** Let me know your trip schdule in Israel. Will managed to meet.
jcpix (13708) 2014-05-04 11:46
What's the matter, can't take a little bad weather? :) Kidding of course, I'd prefer to be inside as well. A nice side by side comparison through he window, this really goes to show what a difference can be made by composition. Both are pleasing, but I really like the right half, the angles leading in and "away" make a strong impact and add that little "punch" to the visual. Hope you're having a nice weekend. Take it easy.
mirosu (14988) 2014-05-05 5:58
Excellent through the window in perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions.
Very well done.
jmdias (56655) 2014-05-10 2:07
curious visual effect got here with this collage of the two different windows. nice details of the view ahead too.
ourania (32867) 2014-05-13 8:53
I think it's the first time I see a view from the Tower, your presentation is great. I like very much the depth and the diverse interest of the two views. I also like how your pictures are clear and moody, how they combine the warmth and coziness of the interior with the dramatic, cold atmosphere outside. Congratulations and thank you! I've heard that sahlep was once popular in Greece too and was sold by street vendors but I have never tasted it.
All the best, have a great day,
aliabazari (15949) 2015-01-20 21:59
I like the cozy and pleasant. Composition and light was the best. Thank you for sharing this beautiful picture
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (14247)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-13
- Categories: Food, 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
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-03 19:27