Birgi is a small town located in the Ödemiş district of İzmir province in Turkey. Its current name is a distortion of its ancient Greek name: Pyrgion (Greek: Πυργιον).
The town rose to prominence when it was made the capital of the Aydınoğlu beylik in 1308, and subsequently incorporated into the Ottoman Empire in 1390. Birgi is well known for its classic Seljuk and Ottoman architecture and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994.
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SnapRJW (28894) 2011-07-15 6:33
Hello Emre - You saw a good subject here, lots of interesting visual detail from the distressed orange walls and turquoise window-frame to the lady sitting at the window adjacent to the potted plant. A classic. I like the inclusion of the pipes, they add a nice every-day touch. Kind regards Rosemary
- Copyright: Emre Cakir (slayer35) (267)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-08
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: nikon d300, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-15 3:33