Todays upload is another one from my vaults. It was taken in July 1985. For the note, I am going to repeat what the sign in the photo says. A close up of the sign can be seen in my Flickr account.
St. Nicholas, who gave this church his name was born in the 4th century A. D. in the important coastal town of Patara in the Lykia region and was a bishop in Myra. As the protector of sailors and children, he became known as Santa Claus and is a saint who has been associated with this legend throughout the centuries.
The date of his death has been established as the 6th December in the middle if the 4th century A. D. The church and the burial chapel which were built immediately after his death have undergone various repairs and modifications.
In 1087 the bones of St. Nicholas were stolen and taken to Bari by some merchants from that city. However, in their hurry to get away, they left behind some pieces of bone which can be seen today in the Antalya Museum.
Temmuz Ayında Noel
Bugünkü yüklemem yine mahzenlerimden biridir. Bu, Temmuz 1985 yılında alınmıştır. Not için, ben fotoğrafta tabelanın söylediklerini tekrar ediyorum. Tabela daha yakından benim Flickr hesabımda görülebilir.
Bu kiliseye adını veren Aziz Nikolaus M. S. 4. yüzyılın başkarında Likya Bölgesinin önemli bir kıyı kenti olan Patarada doğmuş, Myrada piskoposluk yapmıştır. Denizcilerin ve çocukların koruyucusu olarak Noel Baba adı ile bugüne kadar yaşatılan efsaneleşmiş bir azizdir.
4. yüzyılın ortalarında bir 6 Aralık günü öldüğü kabul edilir. Ölümünden hemen sonra inşa edilen kilise ve mezar şapeli daha sonra onarımlarla değişikliğe uğramıştır.
1087 yılında Barili tüccarlar tarafından Nikolausun kemikleri Bariye kaçırılmıştır. Ancak acele ile götürülemediği anlaşılan bazı kemik parçaları bugün Antalya Müzesindedir.
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PaulVDV (29533) 2013-06-09 12:01
Did you know that on December 6, St. Nicholas is much celebrated in Belgium and in the Netherlands?
It's mainly a feast for the smallest children who get presents and sweets that day.
The story for the children says that every year St. Nicholas arrives by boat from Spain to deliver the presents. But we know that the real St. Nicholas, the protector of children, was born and lived in Turkey.
The title of your picture refers to Christmas. In order to be completely, in Belgium and the Netherlands St. Nicholas and Santa Claus are two different persons. St. Nicholas, as mentioned before, is celebrated here on December 6 and Santa Claus on December 25. On both occasions children get presents. But for some people here Santa Claus is an American story (invented by Coca Cola). Nevertheless presents are always accepted gratefully :)
Beautiful view of this church that looks a bit like an impregnable fortress.
PS: There's some noise in the sky. Probably because it's a scan of an old picture.
Best regards, Paul
pajaran (61882) 2013-06-09 12:22
Dobar tekst o staroj Crkvi sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana arhitektura.
Lepa stara arhitektura.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
Good article on an old church with a given data ...
Good composition, nice architecture shown.
Beautiful old architecture.
Have a great rest day, all the best.
danos (99257) 2013-06-09 23:36
nice the view as your informative note about St. Nicholas,from his life as his birthday town.I like the excellent light and colour management as the contrast of the colours.
kato (11630) 2013-06-10 1:05
You're capturing well this old stone architecture by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the church with a good design and strong structure. And, the shadow projected to the courtyard draws out a good effect in this image. Also in Tokyo, there is Orthodox church named "Nikorai-do".
Urs (14082) 2013-06-10 3:54
Your archive seems to be extensive, and there must be countless good shots like the one you uploaded above. The quality of the shot is superb even more superb when taking into account that you had to digitalize it. Well done
As a professional photographer you must be able to photograph anything. Of course there are projects which you do not like, but it has to be done. I was working for a few decades as a press photographer, when the editor tells you to jump you have to. What I do not like is to shot a portrait of the person I just interviewed.
Miguel82 (27646) 2013-06-10 4:42
Good presentation of that church Murat,
Excellent sharpness, light and colors
You wrote a detailled note about that place
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-06-10 7:34
Fine natural colors and good composition.The light management and shadows are awesome. A quality image and stunning presentation.Well done.TFS.
ChrisJ (115555) 2013-06-10 8:01
Good textural details in the stone walls and interesting old architecture. Might have to detour to Antalya! Punchy light contrasts and the pale yellow tint of the bg structure contrasts well against the blue sky. I might have blurred the sky to mask the film grain taking care not to blur the trees or horizon. Tfs!
Oceania (5202) 2013-06-10 11:07
Your vaults have very precious stuff. This picture was taken almost 30 years ago. The quality of the picture is considerably very good.
abmdsudi (55168) 2013-06-11 6:20
That's such a wonderful ancient church, so not surprised you had to capture its image! it's structure, and showing all the signs of years and years of wear and weathering. it's intriguing to think of all the history this church has witnessed. You have done a great job recording this, brilliant detail and textures wonderful natural colour and tones. Frankly I miss the tower and the cross, My congrats.
ikeharel (72903) 2013-06-13 8:28
Excelent clarity Murat, noticed first thing when opened the thumbernail.
11th century well preserved place, renovated to my opinion with some elements of not so moderrn time's: like the tin-roof (or maybe asbest roof), but nevertheless, a well collected & scanned photo.
maloutim (9639) 2013-06-15 2:43
This photo brings great memories. See my pic 149.
I love the capture of this old basilica, the compo against the far hills and very blue sky, the natural frame done by the branches, the texture of the old stones, the management of light, colour and shade.
Only the sky where the noise needs to be reduced.
Thanks for sharing.
ourania (47136) 2013-06-18 9:31
even though the bell tower is behind the foliage of the pine tree, I like this picture very much. I like how you've rendered the sense of space and the way we are led into this area and towards the church and its shady yard. Both the light and the shade are typical Mediterranean and very delightful. The architecture and the antique masonry are fascinating, the contrasting colours are so familiar and beautiful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
PS We're all worried about the situation in Turkey hearing the recent news. I wish lasting courage and hope for the best.
fritzi007 (11069) 2015-11-11 12:13
interessante antike Stadt und Kommentar, für mich sind historische Objekte sehr interessant. (Wir sind einen Tag später nach Hause geflogen).