One of Antalya's must see places; the fortress and yacht harbour of Antalya.Antalya is the second most touristic city after Istanbul.
The ancient city center enclosed by the sea and land walls is today called the "Kale Ici" (Inner Bailey). The streets and buildings still bear the marks of Antalya's history. The characteristic of the houses do not lie only in their architecture but reflect the living habits, customs and social ways of the inhabitants of ancient Antalya and are thus a valuable source of information.
This streets within the bailey are narrow, and stretch upwards from the harbor and along by the walls. The difference in the houses shows the economic status of the owners or the purpose for which they were used. However, they share many common factors. Most of them were built of masonry interspersed with timber.
Each one has a front and back garden. They are very few windows on the street side of the first floor of the house. On the top floor is a "cumba" or trellised projection in harmony with the architecture of the house and street, adorned with wooden ornaments. The center of the house is on the ground floor and opens onto a paved courtyard called "taslik" and where there are wooden benches. This leads into the ground floor rooms and there is also a staircase to the upper floors. The ground floor is largely the house's servicing area and consists of the kitchen, storage room, etc. while the upper floor contains the living quarters, although kitchen and storage room can sometimes be seen on the top floor. The upper floor rooms are larger and lighter with large windows. In some of these houses the top floor rooms have two rows of windows, one on top of the other, and in some cases the upper rows do not have any glass only wooden lattices. The bottom row can be opened. In the upper part of some of the "cumba" are small pieces of glass, sometimes colored. A few of the buildings within the harbor have been restored and restoration is continuing. Today in the inner bailey, can be found places of entertainment, guesthouses, restaurants, shops selling souvenirs and old carpets and other necessities, a supermarket servicing the yacht as well as other amenities required by them, and it is in fact an attractive center of tourism.
The port of Antalya was formerly considered after Mersin as the only port on Turkey's western seaboard where ships could dock. However, today it is used exclusively as a yacht harbor. After the new industrial harbor west of Antalya went into operation, the former port became known as the Yacht Harbor.
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Suppiluliuma (3885) 2012-05-14 4:12
Beautiful light, a comprehensive note.
The composition is delightful with the ducks, except the unfortunate presence of modern buildings at the top left.
dta (63076) 2012-05-14 4:23
Hello Emin ,
This is here a charming coastal scenery , with many details to see , in this rich composition . I like the warm colors and the presence of ths two white bierd in the water .
papagolf21 (83264) 2012-05-14 4:40
Bonjour, cher Emin,
Voilà une composition ravissante à tous points de vue. Tous les ingrédients sont réunis pour nous offrir une réalisation de qualité.
Les détails, les couleurs, tout est bon !
mirosu (12604) 2012-05-14 6:37
Marvelous image with excellent warm colors. Perfect POV/DOF, great composition. Well done Emin.!!
SWEETFREEDOM (21662) 2012-05-14 10:15
beautiful port caught with a great warm light. interesting boats. great colors.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-14 12:03
beautiful view with spectacular composition and very nice lights, the POV is superb, picturesque atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
PaulVDV (20551) 2012-05-14 12:49
An excellent composition and a very well detailed picture of this harbour and the town on the cliffs.
The light is beautiful and I really like the many different warm tones all over the picture.
This was one of the first sites I visited on my first journey to Turkey in 1983.
Best regards, Paul
ourania (26652) 2012-05-15 10:49
a wonderfully composed picture that captures superbly the entrance of the harbour, the boats, the impressive houses, a daily life scene and the delightful late afternoon atmosphere there. The sense of depth is composed marvelously, adding layers and information gradually, in an elegant and pleasing way. I love the clarity, masterful lighting, beautiful colours and atmosphere. A very peaceful and appealing image, well done and thank you!
All the best, have a good evening,
chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-17 14:58
Very interesting landscape.Wonderful warm colors and very reflections on the water.Very romantic and peacefull atmosphere.Well done!
Have a good night
YNO (0) 2012-05-18 20:32
Kale icinden cok iyi bir manzara. bence daha genis alani baze alsaydiniz daha da iyi olurdu belki ama suanda cok guzel.
Kielia (22913) 2012-05-19 9:16
you have chosen an excellent POV on this interesting place! This is a very well composed impression with so many interesting details - accompanied by a very interesting note. The light and the golden colors are amazing! Thanks for sharing!
Cricri (101629) 2012-05-19 23:58
Tout bon le POV, les couleurs chaudes, beaucoup de détails a voir dans ce petit port qui ne manque pas de charme, très jolie
- Copyright: Emin Bingul (ebingul) (1898)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-12
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-14 3:53