Balat is the traditional Jewish quarter in the Fatih district of Istanbul. It is located on the European side of Istanbul, in the old city on the historic peninsula, on the western bank of the Golden Horn.
The name Balat is probably derived from Greek palation (palace), from Latin palatium, after the nearby Palace of Blachernae.
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Gerrit (47886) 2014-09-03 10:21
Beautiful street anf houses in great colors. The People provide the live that is needed.
macjake (56590) 2014-09-03 18:35
I know this exact street very well, I walked up and down this one a few times.
Its easy to remember that large red building at the top!
excellent street presentation. lots going on, lots to keep our eyes busy.
the light and colors are very sweet indeed.
Silvio1953 (122269) 2014-09-05 9:29
Ciao Saša, lovely composition with fantastic buildings, excellent perspective, great clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
adores (37093) 2014-09-11 16:20
This seems a nice and interesting quarter. I like the old colourful houses, specially that one in background. Good pov!
aliabazari (15467) 2014-09-12 12:19
Nice shot of this beautiful street. Attractive colors. Lovely composition. Thanks for sharing.
tulipan7 (706) 2014-09-17 13:42
Obozavam Balat i Fatih a tvoja fotka pokazuje zasto - prekrasna, obnovljena zgrada jarkih boja pored one u jadnom, rusevnom stanju... Zivot na ulici - mogu osjetiti slatke mirise iz neke pekare kao i one manje ugodne iz otvorenih kontejnera... Tako blizu sredistu, srcu grada, a opet tako daleko...
Ja bih mozda 'odrezala' pola tipa i klinca s lijeve strane - mislim da se ne bi puno izgubilo a fotka bi nekako bila zaokruženija cjelina...
- Copyright: Aleksandar Dekanski (dekanski) (3304)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony HX200v
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Istanbul
- Date Submitted: 2014-09-03 6:24