Soğukçeşme Sokağı (Street of the Cold Fountain) is a small street with historic houses in the Sultanahmet neighborhood of Istanbul. It is sandwiched in-between the Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace. The car-free zone street is named after the fountain situated at its end towards Gülhane Park.
The wooden, two or three-storey Ottoman houses consisting of four to ten rooms date to the 19th to 20th century, and have been restored in 1985-1986.
In these days most of them are using as a special class hotels.
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Ricx (13495) 2012-01-29 1:58
Hi Cavli, I see you have had enough snow to create patterns. It has created an interesting setting on the road way.. The lady on the left giving a nice focal point to balance the image well done and have a great Sunday Rich
papagolf21 (83978) 2012-01-29 2:21
Bonjour, cher Atilgan,
Une petite pluie de neige, qui vient recouvrir délicatement le paysage. Le personnage au parapluie transparent dynamise la composition.
J'apprécie bien évidemment les vieilles maisons possédant un charme certain.
Bel effet de perspective également.
BennyV (13548) 2012-01-29 2:24
Hello dear Atilgan
Very sharp and high contrasts, yet a very moody and atmospheric picture of these typical wooden houses.
I can't see a picture of snow in Istanbul without being reminded of the movie Uzak, even if it shows a very different scene, as you do here.
Great picture from one of my favourite cities in the world. Thanks for sharing and have a fine Sunday.
golus (2893) 2012-01-29 2:38
Merhaba Atılgan Bey,
Harika bir perspektif uygulaması. Ön ve arka planda yer alan insanlar kareye müthiş bir hareketlilik ve derinlik vermiş. Karın parke taşlar üzerinde yarattığı desenler harika. Fevkalade bir çalışma, çok beğendim. Selamlar,
bukitgolfb301 (34916) 2012-01-29 2:41
Hi MARHABA my dear Atilgan
Another nice city shot, very natural!
Clear, not so vivid bu tatseful color touch is very nice. Sharpness and clearness are also remarkable as usual. Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a nice Sunday evening!
Takero from sunny but so cold Tokyo
mauro61 (52623) 2012-01-29 3:02
atmosfera invernale su questa stradina che attraversa l'inquadratura e con le case a margine.
Passaggio dell'uomo con l'ombrello a vivacizzare la scena,
macjake (53902) 2012-01-29 3:50
its always refreshing to see new places in familiar countries - as much as i love viewing Istanbul, its also nice to see the everyday side of the city.
love the addition of the snow, the umbrella and the houses.
well informed note too.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-29 3:50
a superb street photo with nostalgic atmosphere I like the composition and the attractive perspective, beautiful shot, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes vasárnapot kívánok!
JFS (32459) 2012-01-29 3:57
Great winter shot of very high quality, I like this dayly scene very much and the architecture of the houses. Very good work my friend! Thanks!
Gigidusud (14001) 2012-01-29 9:39
Beautiful winter scene on the nice steet.
skippy007 (12510) 2012-01-29 15:15
Hello Atilgan, This is a beautiful quite scene, the snow certainly adds atmosphere & the person with umbrella adds interest & balance. Well composed & excellent quality. Well done
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-01-30 4:09
Very intersting image with a lot of atmosphere!! i like a lot the presence of the person. gives movement and life to the scene..Great sharpness & clarity also..Excellent winter image! very well done my friend
Zengi001 (2431) 2012-01-30 7:03
pastel tonlarında şık bir kış manzarası. gri gökyüzünü pek tavsiye etmezler ama buraya uymuş kanımca,
mkamionka (29724) 2012-01-30 8:40
very charming wooden houses with a unique architecture. Excellent presentation with a winter decoration. Everything seems to be well thought through even the person walking with the umbrella adds some life and action here. Great work,
TRB (13701) 2012-02-02 12:37
Perspektif harika, netliği, ışığı ve pozlaması ile mükemmel bir kış karesi.
Nicou (117978) 2012-02-03 2:06
Grandisoe compo e tiamge superbe quelle vue avec la neige et le personnage et le parapluie, superbe avec ces facades, merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
delpeoples (52771) 2012-02-03 18:20
Merhaba dear Atilgan
What a beautiful daily life scene, in particular, a reportage shot of the cold snap that your country, and the rest of Europe is experiencing. I like the vertical frame and the strong contrasts. A very beautiful scene with architecture that reminds me of Canada!
wolf38 (31014) 2012-02-04 7:28
Hello Atilgan. Winter. A very interesting photo everyday. Composition and colors are great. The man with the umbrella fits perfectly into the overall composition. Well done and worth seeing. Rgds wolfgang.
geoant68 (331) 2012-02-06 22:04
beautiful the Winter scenery with the lonely woman to walk in the street.The light snow 'decorates' the image with the houses and the road to add depth in the image.
SnapRJW (29976) 2012-02-07 22:52
Hello Atilgan - This is so surprising, I walked down this street and admired the beautiful buildings about 18 months ago. It was a hot sunny day! Here I see the same street under soft winter light, snow on the ground and with subdued colours. I never really though Istanbul would get quite so cold. A super shot. Warm regards Rosemary
nikkitta (13871) 2012-02-08 18:04
So snow also in Istanbul?
Lovely winter scene with the nice old wooden houses, like their soft colors
Great perspective also
TFS and greetings
danos (84275) 2012-02-10 0:06
nce the snowy scenery with the show to be so light undil the time of the shoting.I like the beautiful photo with the passing by woman to adds life in the image.
Have a good day,danos
brianmcc (6053) 2012-02-13 13:35
this is a very well composed snow scene. the colours are very subdued and complimentary. the buildings are well placed and shaped wonderfully, full of character. the textures of the buildings and the stone paths are fantastic. the inclusion of the figure is perfect to finish off the image.
jmdias (53469) 2012-03-12 2:58
very nice framing catching these beautiful façades and creating a diagonal. I liked the personage well positioned and little details like the ice covering the ground. TFS
kato (11630) 2012-03-19 22:53
You're capturing well this daily life shot by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the lovely private houses located in a line along a snowy road. And, two people waking the road draw out additional good effect in this image.
- Copyright: ATILGAN CAVLI (cavli) (1874)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5000, Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP Di II XR
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Snowy Istanbul [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-29 1:38