Taken in the garden of the excavation house of the antique city Aphrodisias.
This old house is the place where the members of the excavation team live in summer months.
Many years ago one of the members of the team has painted the steps with this deep blue and since than it's called "Blue Steps" . The house itself is more than 150 years old.
Afrodisias antik ketinde kazı heyetinin yaz aylarında barındıkları eski Geyre Evi'nin (bu ev en azından 150 senelik bir yapı) üst katlarına çıkan mavi basamakları. Seneler evvel kazı heyetinden birisi bu basamakları çivit mavisine boyamış, o gündür bu gündür böyle.
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imageme (1790) 2014-02-23 7:16
Hi Mesult, Nice semi-circular steps contradicting the linear patterns of the balcony and the stairs. The blue paint has given great contrast to the rest of the building parts. Fantastic angle and light along with nice clarity and details. Thank for sharing
carlo62 (46353) 2014-02-23 7:25
un'architettura semplice, ma originale, soprattutto per il colore.
Ottima la tua inquadratura, si riesce ad apprezzare tutto l'insieme.
Noel_Byrne (30459) 2014-02-23 8:36
What an eyecatching scene, whoever had the idea to paint this blue knew that they were creating some scene! It looks almost like what I would expect to see in a swimming pool, but it does look equally beautiful in this setting. A great composition on this striking scene.
All the best
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-02-23 10:17
a very beautiful contrast!! this specific blue is my favorite especially when I see it in Sile contrasting beautifully with the bright white houses!!
macjake (66972) 2014-02-23 11:55
now what made the man decide to pick this blue color for the steps when nothing else is in blue! haha
was there just old paint sitting around? was he bored perhaps :)
I guess they will always know when they have reached their place :)
although its not meant to be funny, its sort of a funny photo!
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-02-23 12:15
Interesting place with a blue stairs. I like it! Interesting architecture! TFS!
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-02-23 14:24
Hello Mesut - a well composed shot with the blue stairs seemingly spilling from the center of the shot. A strange staircase indeed, cut in two like this, but it is a nice effect. Thanks for this little detail from Turkey!
saxo042 (37794) 2014-02-24 1:26
The blue steps are indeed an important part of this picture. The stairs and the balustrade above are also nicely incorporated in the composition. An attractive picture.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-02-24 7:34
well spotted and nicely delivered. Good choice of tight frame to focus on this architectural detail. The bright blue stairs catch an eye with its vivid color and contrast strongly with surroundings.
Thanks for sharing and all the best
UlfE (14641) 2014-02-24 10:58
Indeed a very eye catching stairs. With the tight cropping and square format of the photo you have made it even more eye catching. The composition is also really good with another stairs diagonally across the photo. TFS and have a fine week!
batalay (38591) 2014-02-24 19:43
Merhaba Mesut Kardesim,
I recognize this house from visits to Kenan Erim in 1989. The simple composition with the cobalt blue (naftalin) steps serving as the focal point, maximizes patterns and shapes. Once on a scorching hot day, we walked around the ruins, he showed us an old sword that had belonged to his family, then we strolled over to the Hippodrome area, where a single tree on the rim provided shade for us.
worldcitizen (8470) 2014-02-26 19:26
This house does have an older look about it, but it is also very charming. I like the wooden beams and trim, and of course the blue stairs! That blue is so bright, and those stairs seem to have been added at a later time. It looks like the wooden stairs stopped, and the blue ones needed to be added on to reach the ground. It's definitely interesting!
- Copyright: Mesut Ilgim (mesutilgim) (94502)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-15
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
- Exposure: f/6.9, 1/950 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-23 4:41