Istanbul Trip, Day 3, Scene 13
After stopping by two churches, we take a peek into Çiçek Pasajı, a covered arcade with rows of historic cafes, winehouses and restaurants. The day we walked by was not the best for dining out, so the restaurants were "hunting flies" as we say in Turkish.
According to Wikipedia, the site of Çiçek Pasajı was originally occupied by the Naum Theatre, which was frequently visited by Sultans Abdülaziz and Abdülhamid II, and hosted Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il Trovatore before the opera houses of Paris.
After the fire of 1870, the theatre was purchased by the local Greek banker Hristaki Zoğrafos Efendi, and architect Kleanthis Zannos designed the current building, which was called Cité de Péra in its early years. Following the Russian Revolution of 1917, many impoverished noble Russian women, including a Baroness, sold flowers here. By the 1940s the building was mostly occupied by flower shops, hence the present Turkish name Çiçek Pasajı (Flower Arcade).
In the 1950s florists began to shift towards another street and pubs opened in the vacated places. At the end of the 1950s "flower" in its name remained more as a memento, the arcade took on its current identity as a tavern. On May 10, 1978 the neglected building collapsed suddenly in one night, in 1988 it was repaired and restored faithfully and put back into service.
İstanbul Seyahati, Gün 3, Sahne 13
İki kilisede durduktan sonra, biz Çiçek Pasajı'na, sıra sıra tarihi kafeler, meyhaneler ve restoranlar pasajının içine bir göz atıyoruz. Yanından yürüdüğümüz gün dışarıda yemek için iyi değildi, bu yüzden restoranlar bizim Türkçe’de dediğimiz gibi "sinek avlıyorlardı.“
Vikipedi’ye göre, Çiçek Pasajı'nın mekanında ilkönce sık sık Sultan Abdülaziz ve Abdülhamit tarafından ziyaret edilen ve Paris operalarından önce Giuseppe Verdi'nin operası Il Trovatore’yi sahneleyen Naum Tiyatrosu vardı.
1870 yangından sonra, tiyatro yerel Rum banker Hristaki Zografos Efendi tarafından satın alındı ve mimar Kleanthis Zannos ilk yıllarında Cité de Pera denilen mevcut yapıyı tasarladı. 1917 Rus Devrimi ardından, bir Barones de dahil olmak üzere birçok fakir soylu Rus kadın, burada çiçek sattı. 1940'larda bina çoğunlukla çiçek mağazaları tarafından işgal edildi ve dolayısıyla şimdiki Türkçe adı Çiçek Pasajı’nı aldı.
1950'lerde çiçekçiler başka sokaklara doğru kaymaya başlayınca boşalan yerlere meyhaneler açıldı. 1950'lilerin sonunda "Çiçek" adı daha çok bir hatıra olarak kalmıştı, pasaj tümüyle bugünkü meyhane kimliğine büründü. 10 Mayıs 1978'de bir gecede aniden çöken bakımsız bina, 1988'de onarılıp, eski haline sadık kalarak hizmete sokuldu.
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elenimavrandoni (14259) 2014-04-07 20:36
Murat, I would like to compliment you for this magnificent picture and note!!
a very distinguished and extraordinary work!!
ChrisJ (99304) 2014-04-07 20:55
At first I thought it was the Grand Bazaar, but after reading the note and looking again I discovered otherwise. Good color and sharpness and yes, I often get asked to join a restaurant meal even when I am wheeling a suitcase and clearly not looking for a meal. I like the perspective and ornately decorated ceiling. Tfs!
jemaflor (85510) 2014-04-07 23:09
An interesting interior well captured, good depth result and perfect light management, tfs.
mirosu (14532) 2014-04-08 2:12
Excellent interior photo. I like the nice composition with the excellent lights and superb clarity. The straight view is very good. The vertical symmetrical arrangement works very well here.
Very well done.
TRB (13763) 2014-04-08 2:34
Bakış açısı ve kadraj kullanımı mükemmel.
Detayları ve görüntüsü ile çok güzel, başarılı bir iç mekan sunumu, tebrikler
arnie (1803) 2014-04-08 2:49
Nice capture, good angle taking in the ornate building and domed roof. I can imagine that the atmosphere would be great when the weather was good.
PS I am enjoying your shots as they are showing places tourists would probably not frequent as we would normally keep to the tourist trail.
jhm (140070) 2014-04-08 4:16
These images get we not everyday out of Turkey, with a covered arcade with rows of historic cafes.
You choose a very well angle this cares for depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect taken.
Excellent composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
holmertz (41753) 2014-04-08 4:50
In spite of the lack of guests there is enough action in this shot to make it lively and interesting. And even without that action the architecture of the place is stunning enough to keep my eyes busy for quite a while.
seres76 (974) 2014-04-08 5:26
Guzel bir ic mekan cekimi. Elinize saglik...
Nicou (123272) 2014-04-08 6:40
quelle vue et ocmpo sueprb eiamge quel tons avec ces table les personnage et cette architecture fantastique image sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
halikarnas (6736) 2014-04-08 7:31
Harika bir iş daha çıkarmışsınız.
Tek kelime ile Mükemmel.
Resimaltı bilgisi için ayrıca teşekkürler.
ikeharel (58231) 2014-04-08 7:43
Fabulous place for a restaurant, Murat, while dinning onecan imagine going through times, as the beautiful archirecture's is a fine sight.
Lamp-posts on sides added a good sense of depth inside the archade.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-04-08 10:34
Nice view of the covered arcade. Excellent covering from ceiling to floor using the vertical format. Good management of light and colours. Good perspective achieved with the series of arches and the lights. I like the well written note as well specially the 'hunting flies' part, in India too we say the same thing :-) Very well taken DL photo, thanks for sharing.
nikkitta (14858) 2014-04-08 13:55
Not the Great Bazar (waiting for one of it, along with some of Dolmabache)
Your note tells the history of the place, very similar ar the Chelsea Market in New York
The photo has great sharpness that let admire textures and details, like ashtrays on the tables?
Good pov and perspective that goes from floor to roof
Well done, tfs
jcpix (13688) 2014-04-08 15:35
You're title is tricky, my vulgar sense of humor was hoping to find something truly profane about this shot. hehe There may not have been many customers, but your timing to have caught these gentlemen we see in the foreground still add a sense of lively atmosphere to the scene. Quite an grand looking arcade, very stylish and elegant, almost like the interior of a cathedral. Nice symmetry, detail and light. This turned out well, and I hope there were really not any flies buzzing around. :) Enjoy the evening. Take care.
pierrefonds (57531) 2014-04-08 16:11
You have captured well the activities in the arcade. The length of the hall is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the architecture of the arcade. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice dya.
jmdias (56161) 2014-04-18 2:22
very nice vertical slice of the area. I liked these many details, like this beautiful façades. personages well shown . TFS.
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (14123)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, RAW, Vivitar Series 1 HD CPL 67mm
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/15 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2014-04-07 19:04