Photographer's Note

The Pearl of the Aegean sea (MAR EGEU)- Izmir.
As I posted in this travelogue the history of the city goes back to 3000 BC but although the great heritage the Ottomans that took over Izmir in the 15th century (1415) didn’t give so much attention to historical monuments etc like in Istanbul.
Izmir had always many non Turkish people because after the 1535 sultan Suleyman gave the opportunity to many foreigners come and use the international port of Izmir so they brought different cultures inside the city.
Before 1923 Izmir had more Christians and jews than muslims. The architecture changed too so until the end of the 19th century Izmir was the most “european” city of Turkey.
In old times the name was Smyrna (Smirni in Greece) because of the “mýrrha”, a small tree that grows in abundance in the area. Some other say that it’s the name of amazon called Smirna and there is a statue of the Amazon there. It is said that Homer has born here but the same can be heard in Chios island also…

Model - NIKON D300
ExposureTime - 1/50 seconds
FNumber - 10.00
ExposureProgram - Manual control
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
FocalLength - 26.00 mm
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Manual
DigitalZoomRatio - 1 x
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 39 mm
ISO Setting - 250
Image Quality - RAW
White Balance - AUTO
Focus Mode - AF-S
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