The galata tower was built in1384it was the highpoint in the city walls of the Genoese colony called Galata
During the first centuries of Ottoman era the Galata tower was occupied by a detachment of Janissaries, the elite corps of the Turkish Army. In the sisteenth century the tower was used to house prisoners of war, who were usualy consigned as galley slaves in the ottoman arsenal at Kasimpasa on the golden horn.
During the reign of Selim 2nd (1566-1574) the Galata Tower was used as an observation point by the renowed Turkish astronomer Takiuddin, who had his main observatory in Pera. In the following century, during the reign of Mustafa 2nd (1695 - 1703) the seyhulislam Feyzulah efendi tried to set up an astronomical observatory in the tower with with the aid of a Jesuit priest, but the effort was cut short when he was killed in 1703.
The Galata Tower was reconstructed on a number of occasions in the Ottoman period, most notably, after a great fire that destroyed much of Galata in 1794 (during the reign of Selim III) and by Mahmut II in 1832. the tower's conical cap was blown off during a storm in 1875, and it was not replaced in the subsequent restoration. The tower was used as a fire- control station until 1964, when it was closed for restoratiom before being opened in 1967 as a tourist attraction. The conical cap was replaced in this restoration, giving the tower much the same appearance as it had in Genoese times, though retaining the changes in fenestration and other structual aspects done in the Ottoman period.
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papagolf21 (79770) 2012-02-21 8:37
Bonjour, cher Burak,
Cette Tour de Galata semble s'élever parmi la ville et nous offrir un spectacle lumineux de toute beauté.
Sujet très joliment présenté avec une note d'accompagnement très instructive.
Un grand merci.
agulberk (3794) 2012-02-21 9:04
Merhaba Burak Bey,
Galata kulesinden güzel bir akşam karesi.Kuledeki ışıklandırmanın etkisi nefis olmuş. İnformatif notunuzla ve bakış açınızla birlikte çok hoş bir sunum.
mesutilgim (73189) 2012-02-21 9:08
Selam sevgili Burak,
Uzun poz süresi biraz netlikten kaybettirmiş ama gene de güzel bir kare, benim 1953-1951 arası gittiğim Avusturya Lisesi'nin bulunduğu mahalleden !
Soldaki kule, hemen Avusturya Lisesi'nin yanıbaşındaki eski Belediye Hastahanesi'nin kulesidir.
Bir asır kadar evvel Neyzen Tevfik, sarhoş kafayla Eminönünden Galata köprüsüne girdiğinde bir bakmış Galata kulesinin yanında bir kule daha var. Ve oturmuş şu beyit'i yazmış :
"Sanmaki Galata kulesi ikidir,
Solda görüleni sağdakinin s...dir"
Sonata11 (31303) 2012-02-21 9:21
the Galata tower is so beautiful and beautiful its architecture, so the city scape also.Fantastic composition. Wonderfully executed image. Great management of light, colors exposure Pov, FOF are marvelous. Perfectly well done. I like it.
All the best,
dkmurphys (42699) 2012-02-21 11:23
Lovely night capture of that amazing city. Istanbul is on my traveling list.
Have a good night.
umutlu101 (12636) 2012-02-22 0:47
ilk gördügümde uzunca baktim.
hatta bir ws yaptim. ama Burak böyle gördüyse en güzeli budur diye yayinlamadim.
mistik bri havasi var galatanin.
orada olmak vardi
resat1972 (6557) 2012-02-22 23:57
uzun lens işe yaramış
ben bu açıyı mavi saatte denemek istiyorum
havalar biraz daha ısınsın
eldancer1 (20942) 2012-02-24 9:09
Very nice capture of the blue hour and beautiful Galata tower. Good pov and dof. Very well done, tfs.
ChrisJ (91404) 2012-02-25 21:56
Merhaba Burak Bey
The illuminated golden tower is well positioned in the frame away from the centre. The warm cold color contrast against the blour hour sky in the bg is wonderful. Adequate sharpness & good shadow detail. I would rope off the highlights, invert, apply a feather of about 20-30 p, & boost contrast. Have a great weekend!
- Copyright: Burak Erek (berek) (32071)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-04
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm 3.5-5.6 G
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/3 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-21 8:26