taken in Maltepe in Istanbul....
Maltepe is a district in the suburbs of Istanbul, Turkey between Kadıköy and Kartal on the Marmara sea. Its neighbours are Kadıköy to the west and Kartal to the east.
In Byzantine times, the area was known as Bryas (Greek: Βρύας), In 837, the emperor Theophilos (r. 829–842) erected here a palace in Arab style, inspired by the palaces of the Abbasids in Baghdad. A ruin in nearby Küçükyalı has been identified with it.
This coast has been a retreat from the city since Byzantine and Ottoman times, and right up until the 1970s was a rural area peppered with summer homes for wealthy Istanbul residents. Being on the suburban railway line Maltepe was a favourite spot for day-trippers or weekenders to visit the beach and many summer houses were built there. Many of these houses remain but Maltepe is no longer a beach retreat: the Marmara sea is no longer clean enough to swim in, although the sea-front is still pleasant to sit, drink tea and enjoy the views of the Princes Islands.
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wolf38 (31282) 2012-02-28 6:17
Hi Anil. Ideas and experiment, deviating from the usual. Your idea is fine, and the composition really original. The landscape and the people stand out from the bright sky as Silhuoetten. Perhaps the effect of the photos with a small picture frame would be even better. I can only say well done. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-02-28 6:46
Very inersting image! i really like this original and creative concept! great execution also...superb shot! very well done.
Haymotion (2729) 2012-02-28 7:20
Très interressant point de vue.
Idée originale parfaitement réalisée.
La place accordée au ciel ne fait qu'accentuer la taille des humains par rapport a notre planète.
bostankorkulugu (42116) 2012-02-28 9:34
manyak bişi bu...
NuriGiray (4) 2012-02-28 10:06
Birak evreni, su dunyada bile ne denli ufacik oldugumuzu anlatiyor bana.
çok hosuma gitti.
amazon (12112) 2012-02-28 10:46
tüm kuralları alt üst eden bir kare...seni anlatıyor...ellerine sağlık trax....
Juzo (4349) 2012-02-29 3:52
Such a stunning composition, very effective and like a shadowplay. I can almost see the curvature of the planet on this..really cool.