Photographer's Note

Konak Square - İzmir / TURKEY

Konak is one of the most important quarters of Izmir. The heart of the city beats here. It is surrounded by the Izmir Bay and Karşıyaka in the north, Bornova in the east, Buca and Gaziemir in the south and Balçova township in the west. In Konak which is the center of the cultural, social and administrative life of İzmir there stands also the Government Administration Building which witnessed the first years of the establishment of the Republic. The clock tower which is not the symbol of Konak Square only but of İzmir stands at the Konak Square. It was built by Sadrazam Küçük Said Paşa in 1901 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Abdulhamit II’s accession to the throne. The clock itself is the gift of Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany. There are no inscriptions on the clock tower fountains on four corners of the tower. The Government Administration Building, together with the city hall and Konak Mosque comprise the identity of Konak Square.

Nobody has marked this note useful

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Mehmet Yasa (MehmetYasa) (92)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-11-12
  • Exposure: f/18.0
  • More Photo Info: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-08-18 3:13
Viewed: 2777
Points: 0
  • None
Additional Photos by Mehmet Yasa (MehmetYasa) (92)
View More Pictures