Ankara has been Turkey's capital since the 1920's only. It used to be a small village, but it grew with the influx of ministeries and government offices. Today it has about 4 million people.
Not too many tourists go here, but the city does have its charms. There is a hill with a castle overlooking the city. Next to the castle there is a traditional turkish village full of colour and children (as in the picture) but sadly in a bad state of repair. Hopefully in the future this area will get the care that it deserves, in the meantime it is stil a beautiful neighborhood.
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gezgin37 (3766) 2005-11-13 17:28
interesting shot from the Ankara Castle. Narrow cobble streets and old traditional houses. Hope you enjoyed your staying in Ankara.
Greetings / Selçuk
imoko (397) 2005-11-14 0:21
I did not know that there was such a place in Ankara.
But I think that it is expressed the space that the person whom this photograph catches a back alley of Turkey realistically very much, and live in Turkey, a person with what I did can understand by all means. Actually, I could feel an atmosphere and a smell of this place, a voice of children realistically and missed you very when I tried to magnify this photograph.
HOBO (5282) 2005-11-14 0:37
I like this backstreet view where you see the old house build nearly the same way we call half timbered and opposit a restored house in the same style, which more and more set a trend in Turkey to protect and preserve the 'younger' history. Nice to see in the background a wall of the castle with it's different styles of building through the ages.
I like the colors, sharpness and richness of details!
jinju (14265) 2005-11-14 3:31
good street scene with nice architecture. It looks oddly European for a city in the heart of Turkey's Asian side. I like the splashes of color in this grey scene. The children are nice, perhaps Id have waited for them to be abit closer to be more visible.
nerve (10231) 2005-11-14 4:53
i am glad you went there Daniel, its one of my favourite locations in my hometown.. I have spent hours and days in this place for some decent shots in the past.. A kind of nostalgia hit me right now..
I am very happy that you have been to my hometown..Its quite a boring city i must confess but it has its charm in its own way..
i wish i were there with you..
Luan (12971) 2005-11-14 7:26
je pensais que c'etait une image du Perou, ja'ime bien cette petite ruelles pavees, quelle belle ambiance, les enfants cours presque main dans la main, une belle image.
alejandroguzman (4684) 2005-11-14 8:27
Bonita compo Daniel, y el lugar parece simpatiquisimo tambien. Pero veo ciertas areas de oscuridad queno me gustan :-(
t0mmm1 (5440) 2005-11-14 8:44
Hi, you're back from Turkey! Nice daily life street scene. This stone street is really charmful... is in bad state but here you can breath the real antique feeling.
jcandeli (40) 2005-11-14 8:45
that's a really cool shot daniel. I like your composition. Nicely framed with these interesting buildings. The white truck actually helps draw the eyes to the kids who might otherwise get lost in this scene. Nice job. Jp
tober (8797) 2005-11-14 11:27
Hi Daniel ! Thanks for sharing this photo, which is from my hometown. You are right by saying that some parts of this neighborhood are not in good condition. However, during the last few years a large-scale restoration campaign has been started and many of the houses are being restorated. If you visit here after a couple of years, you will find a different atmosphere. Best regards...
olopez (4959) 2005-11-14 12:16
Gracias por enseñarnos estos sitios menos conocidos.
Veo que los niños van corriendo hacia tí, tienes otra foto con ellos mas cerca?
xavshot (69835) 2005-11-14 13:12
très jolie photo. J'aime bien cette ruelle avec les enfants qui jouent. Beau cadrage
gaby (19819) 2005-11-14 14:15
Daniel bonsoir - splendide vue et superbe compo - on dirait une ruelle un peu moyennageuse - c'est très joli -
Merci et bonne soirée
fireflyz (2097) 2005-11-14 16:25
I think you captured the feeling and an image of the real country as it is the case with most of your other pictures. It's well composed and image quality as excellent. A wonderful Daily Life photo!
bibiweb (8) 2005-11-15 3:28
Bon utilisation du format vertical pour nous faire découvrir cette ruelle d'Ankara. Superbes couleurs et netteté! J'aime bien la présence des enfants au fond de l'image qui ajoute une dimension humaine.
ChrisJ (103487) 2005-11-15 3:33
I like the textured cobblestone street & its sweeping curve into the image, adding perspective. Bon travail!
carobnica (1336) 2005-11-15 6:33
mmmm...I really like this kind of pitoresque scenery...it really place where your eyes can enjoy.
your composition here is really good. the vertical frame also.
and I like the fact that you caught this playful kids...it's really that I have in front of my eyes when I start to imagine this kind of places.
Terton (651) 2005-11-15 17:33
Le ciel gris est "effacé" par cette maison bleue !
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-11-17 5:05
J'aime beaucoup cette image qui me rappelle mes ruelles de Zanzibar. Tres belle perspective. TRes belle lumiere malgre un inevitable ciel surexpose.(c'etait la ruelle ou le ciel)
bantonbuju (51787) 2005-11-17 10:21
hola daniel, old streets of the turkish towns have an exceptional charm definitely; i remember wandering around old streets of istanbul and being fascinated by the surroundings;
i like this daily life image, just wish you waited a while longer for the running kids approaching you more closely;
anyhow - very nice image;
best wishes, jerzy
efigesta (12188) 2005-11-19 11:58
muito interesante a foto,a rua antiga muito interessante, gosto da casa saia mal arranjada e dos miudos na rua, parabens, abraço manuel
jbweasle (9373) 2005-11-20 7:29
Hello Daniel, this is a lovely view of these old Ottoman houses. The colours and detail are very pleasing. The children add life and scale to the picture.
erdna (5711) 2005-11-28 20:22
I want to thank you for your visit and comments on my photo, "Paris".
EOSF1 (1944) 2005-11-30 23:20
Very good composition ! Great colors ! I also like the kids running! Good work.
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- Date Taken: 2005-11-03
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