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Please also check for WORKSHOP photo for the direct look of these candles.

This is the second photo of Agios Ioanis Orthodox Church at Kinaliada, Istanbul. For the previous one please check http://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=846042

These candles are at the entrance of the church, located at both sides of the great inner door.


Burgazada or Burgaz shortly (Greek: Αντιγόνη Antigoni) is the third largest of the Princes' Islands in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul.

It is officially a neighbourhood in the Adalar district of Istanbul, Turkey. Burgaz is a common setting and even a major theme for writer Sait Faik Abasiyanik, where he also resided. Today, his residence is kept as a museum. In 2003 Burgaz suffered a terrible forest fire, losing 4 square kilometres of woodland.

The island consists of a single hill 2 kilometres across. Demetrius I of Macedon, one of the Diadochi (Successors) of Alexander the Great, built a fort (Greek:Pyrgos for fort/tower) here and named it after his father Antigonus I Monophthalmus. The island took this name, but is generally known by the Turks today as simply "Burgaz" .

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