Like every year, from 1st of April onwards İstanbul has gotten an amazing colorfull dress.
12 million tulips of 112 different shapes and colors are been planted on parks, streets etc etc.
It's like in the XVIth century, where the famous "tulipamania" was the main theme of İstanbul.
During those days, rare tulp bulbs was been dealed to tremendous prices.
And in 1962, this famous trip of tulips towards Holland was been symbolised in İstanbul.
Two trucks, carrying two coaches arrived in İstanbul and after a symbolic ceremony in the court of the famous Topkapı Palace, Dutch ambassador had taken the tulip bulbs and brought to Holland after a long trip through Europe.
Here a group of bright red tulips in the foreground and orange ones at back.
Her yıl olduğu gibi, bu sene de İstanbul 1 Nisandan itibaren lalelendi.
112 çeşitten onikimilyon lale soğanı, park ve bahçeleri, yolların refüjlerini rengarenk bir halı ile kapladı.
Herşey tıpkı onaltıncı yüzyılda yaşanan lalemania havasında.
O günlerde bir lale soğanına bir servet ödeyenler varmış.
Pek fazla bilinmez ama 1962 yılında, ilk lale soğanının Hollandaya gönderilişinin 400.yılı kutlanmıştı İstanbulda.
İki TIR içine yerleştirilen iki saray arabası, İstanbula gelmiş, içindeki dönemin kıyafetlerini giymiş Hollandalı elçiler, Topkapı Sarayının orta avlusunda yapılan merasimle, lale soğanlarını teslim alıp, Hollandaya doğru yola çıkmışlardı.
Biz bu konuyu doğru dürüst anlatamadığımız için, bütün dünya, hala lalenin ana vatanının Hollanda olduğunu zanneder.
Bu karede, ön plandaki kıpkırmızı lalelerle arka plandaki pembe lalelerin arasın çimen yeşili girmiş !
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photographer_sg (4414) 2014-04-15 2:10
superb composition with the lovely flowers displayed in great clarity and lovely colours. The contrast with the lush green grass is excellent and so is the included fringe of the lighter coloured flowers at the top which makes a nice frame for the picture.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-04-15 3:05
The vivid tulips make a marvelous spring display and one can only wonder at the high price they fetched at the height of their popularity Mesut. To have purchased bulbs in the 15th century would have been a clear display of wealth and position.
Fortunately, we lesser mortals can enjoy the blooms today as city parks and gardens use them extensively in their spring planting.
ChrisJ (112259) 2014-04-15 5:31
A glorious carpet of red tulip flowers in the fg echoed in the back with a secondary carpet of orange, nicely sandwiching the green lawn between. I like the tree shadow. Good density levels that have given punchy light contrasts. Tfs!
jhm (151376) 2014-04-15 6:00
Red tulips are my favorite tulips, tommorow shall I places, a picture with tulips (red)
Sharpness and clarity make these picture wonderful.
Perspective and depth picture.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well composition, TFS.
carlo62 (46353) 2014-04-15 6:33
bel taglio su questi tulipani, hai creato tre strisce di colore molto belle.
holmertz (51100) 2014-04-15 6:56
A very nicely composed and well cropped picture. I like the horizontal fields of bright red, light green, dark green and orange. Really marvellous colours.
rychem (34507) 2014-04-15 9:24
Fantastic garden photo, I like tulips and the time of blooming tulips, excellent photo taken against the light, great result
Gigidusud (20825) 2014-04-15 9:51
Beautiful tulips field with nice graphic impact and splendid light. I like it!
Have a nice evening.
cornejo (41303) 2014-04-15 10:24
Hello Mesut, another good picture of another beautiful and interesting composition with beautiful tulips, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Fis2 (95983) 2014-04-15 10:47
I like composition and colors.
Graal (102570) 2014-04-15 11:06
view like from Holland. Beautiful mini series with flowers. Tulips here I like a lot. Good presentation.
Have a nice evening.
ourania (44254) 2014-04-15 11:07
Hello dear Mesut,
such a colourful, vibrant and delightful picture, you played with the layout of the garden in a very agreeable and effective way. Taking photos in this park under a delicious sunshine must have been great fun. You got wonderful textures and irresistible colours, this picture is great for cheering up any viewer. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
rbassin (22619) 2014-04-15 12:08
une belle série sur les tulipes d'Istanbul, ce parterre de couleur est magnifique.Bien cadré avec les bandes de couleurs différentes.
Noel_Byrne (30459) 2014-04-15 12:50
This is a fascinating composition, and you have made your image look like the national flag of some very botanical country! A lovely idea to fill the foreground with these deep purples while giving a tantalizing sense of the other colors all around with the strip of peach up above. Excellent and unique composition.
Thanks as always
pierrefonds (65244) 2014-04-15 17:49
The distance between the two fields of tulips is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the tulips. I like the contrast between the colors of the tulips. Have a nice day.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-04-15 21:49
Jolie composition fleurie en trois bandes très colorées.
COSTANTINO (64130) 2014-04-15 21:57
Hello dear Mesut
and good morning
again beauty and freshness to our eyes
the contrastbetween the green grass
and the colors of the tulips is amazing
I like the shadows on the surface of the
its a glorious carpet of red tulips
and I am feeling too a great tulipamania
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-04-15 23:43
An ex excellent catch with those colourful flours. Nice atmosphere created by the rich tone. Nicly framed. Well done. TFS.
Angshu (56750) 2014-04-16 2:59
The gorgeous colours of the tulip beds separated by the green grass makes the layers work beautifully. Your brief note is very informative as to how this flower bonds the two countries...I believe its the national flowers of both Turkey & Netherlands
annjackman (21813) 2014-04-16 9:15
This is a very striking ad enjoyable photo. I like the way that the lovely green lawn is sandwiched between the tulip beds. Excellent vivid colours and very sharp.
Kind Regards, Ann
serp2000 (43792) 2014-04-18 5:15
Just a postcard or poster for a wall! Impressive saturation, clever composition, fine DoF. Well done, I love this eye-catching post,thanks!
pili51 (1853) 2014-04-18 15:33
Hello again Mesut!
Lovely red flowers adorned with marvelous light.
I like the high POV.
A very detailed shot.
I like the orange natural margin complimenting that at the bottom.
Very neat work.
Greetings from BCN.
- Copyright: Mesut Ilgim (mesutilgim) (94502)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-13
- Categories: Humorous, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1600 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-15 0:34