6 Mayıs 2010 Perşembe

A sunny Saturday in Old Town part of Istanbul - Istanbul'un tarihi bölgelerinde bir cumartesi

Last Saturday my sister Sule (aka bysweetmom ) and I decided to go "Old Town"part of Istanbul  and visit our   "porcelain painting teacher" at  "Caferega Medresesi" which is Traditional Turkish Art school which was built 450 years ago near by  the famous Hagia Sofia... At the south end of the Galata Bridge  in Istanbul is Eminönü Square, at the beginning of the oldest part of Istanbul. Hagasofia - Blue Mosque etc. all wellknown historical & touristic places  are located in "Old Town" part of Istanbul...
Let's start our little trip  all together to Old Town, Istanbul :)

Historical "Haydarpasa"  Main Train Station - located in Aisan Side of Istanbul

We both live in the Aisan side, we went  to "Ferry Port" by train...Then, we passed to Karakoy- European side of Istanbul by  ferry..

You can see the Bosphorus Bridge's silhouette on the pic. Bosphorus Bridge connects Europe and Asia continents.. We also have another huge bridge named FSM which connects these 2 continents..As you know Istanbul is a huge "Metropole", more then 16 million people lives in Istanbul...At the weekends, mostly there is a big traffic jam on the way of these bridges :))

 

Our First Stop is Karakoy...You see "Karakoy Bridge" and "Galata Tower" on the pic. If you come to Istanbul, you must go to "Galata Tower and see the panaromic landscape of Old Istanbul..Don't worry, you do not have to climb there :) There are elevators in it :))  Under the Karakoy bridge there are a lot of Fish restaurtants and cafes..

Launch Break :-)We love a  very shabby  & simple open air fish  restaurant nearby the port. We made a launch break there..We watched and fed the seagulls, we took  the fresh air and iodine deeply..

Unfortunately, one segull shit on Sule aka "bysweetmom's" hairs.. :))))

 
We quick ate very fresh Black Sea fish - "Anchovy" and onion & arugula

Second Stop is Sultanahmet .. We went Sultanahmet square by tram..


Hafa Sofia
Tulips from Tulip Garden

We visited our dear Porcelain painting teacher Nilgun hn.  at  "Caferaga Medresesi " which is located near by Haga Sofia.
 
                 Caferaga Medrese                              Our Porcelain Teacher Nilgun hn. and me :)

Third Stop is Sirkeci - Eminonu... On the way back, we preferred to go Eminonu  by walk in that sunny day:)
We pop in to Most Famous  National Lottery Retailer named "Nimet Abla"  Sirkeci Point and
Sule  played lottary  ( if a bird shits accidentially on your head ; means CHANCE and LUCK is knocking your door :))



Last stop is Eminonu...We finally arrived to Eminonu Ferry Port. This area is always very crowded and there are a lot of street peddlers :) That area is very cosmopolit..
Here are some snapshots..

Sweet Corn Seller


Chestnut seller...Hmm they are really deliciousss...

Pickles seller

Hope you enjoy with this daily trip to "Old Town" Istanbul... :--))

Turkish:
Gectigimiz haftasonu Cumartesi Sule ile birlikte Sultanahmet'e Sırüstü Porselen Boyama hocamız sevgili Nilgün hanım'ı ziyarete gitmeye karar verdik. Haftasonu trafik karmaşasına girmemek için, deniz yolunu tercih ettik. Sımsıcak güneş, deniz havası harikaydı! Tarihi Haydarpaşa Gar'ı önünden Turyol gemilerinden birisine binip ilk önce Karaköy'e geçtik.
Karaköy'deki Turyol iskelesi yanında balık pazarının bitimindeki  ünlü ama acaip salaş  restaurantı bilir misiniz? Her mevsim açık olan bu restaurant pek çok film ve diziye de sahne olmuştur. :) Orda kendimize hızlıca taze balık ziyafeti çektik.. Taze hava ve iyot kokusunu içimize doldurduk.. Ama sevgili Şule'nin şansına kocaman bir martı Şule'nin saçlarını pisletti :))))
Tramvay ile Sultanahmet'e geçtik, Aya Sofya yanındaki sokakta "Caferağa Medrese"sine uğradık ve sevgili hocamız Nilgün hanımı ziyaret ettik.. Bize Porselen Boyama Sevgisini aşılayan sevgili hocamız Nilgün hanım'a buradan çok teşekkürler ediyoruz..!
Döüşte Eminönü'ne yürüyerek indik..Sirkeci 'deki Nimet Abla gişesinde Şule loto oynadı; hani saçlarına kocaman bir martının pisletmesi ile belki "şans" kapıyı çalıyor olabilir diye :)))
Ardından Eminönüne geçtik, o gün elimde her an foto çekiyordum.. Birkaç enstantaneyi de sizler ile paylaştım...
"Eski İstanbul" a yaptığımız bu günlük geziden çok keyif aldık! Baharda Istanbul'un tadı bir başka oluyor....:-)


8 yorum:

  1. Güzel şehir Istanbul, ne senle ne sensiz tadında bir gönül bağı var aramızda...Teşekkürler paylaşımın için Şebnem.Istanbul fotoları iyi geldi :)

    YanıtlaSil
  2. Keşke bu gezide ben de olsaymışım:))

    YanıtlaSil
  3. Oh Thank you for the lovely tour, Actually Istanbul is one of my favorit cities. Besides
    History and the sea and Architexture is the lovely welcoming people and the gorgeous food.
    Yael
    The Joy of color

    YanıtlaSil
  4. Love all these places ! Would really like to return again for the 3rd time.

    YanıtlaSil
  5. Oh dear Yael and dear Sandra, you mean you have been in Istanbul..How great!

    If you come again to Istanbul, we would love to see you dears:))

    YanıtlaSil
  6. Ooooh I can so not wait to meet you all and see the most beautiful city in the world again!

    YanıtlaSil
  7. Oh what a WONDERFUL post dear Sebnem!!! Thank you so much for this lovely tour of your magical city! You made me feel like really walking through these wonderful places you have described... I can almost feel the salty air near the sea, and the sounds and smells! Wonderful!!!!! :)))

    YanıtlaSil
  8. thanks so much for your great comments dears :)

    YanıtlaSil

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