Izmir in Half a Day!!

3

Izmir is one of the most western looking cities in Turkey and is full of different sights.

I’ve always took vacations in the Aegean cost but never got a chance to go to Izmir (Symrna) until a week ago. Thankfully, one of my friends was free to show us around and she did a wonderful job, in just a few hours, we saw almost all the important sites and also ate about everything in sight :)

So, our stroll in Izmir began in Karsiyaka, one of the biggest districts in Izmir. We took a walk around the seaside there and then decided to go to the other side of the city. I wanted to go the “Elevator”, which is at the end of Dario Moreno Street. The elevator was built in 1907 by a Jewish man. Since the 2 neighborhoods there are separated by a steep hill, the elevator was built to make it easier for the elderly to go from one part to the other.

After the elevator, we went to see the Saat Kulesi (the Clock Tower). It was just getting dark and that made the tower look a lot more beautiful. Also, it was the 27th of December which meant that there were trees and decorations and lights every where!!! The city was literally glowing! And our final destination before dinner was the International Fair area, which also houses an amusement park. When we arrived there, the park was just shutting down but I can’t wait to go there again in the summer!!!

So, our half day was very fun and full of different sights but I know that Izmir is a lot bigger than just a half day stroll and would love to see a lot more of it soon!!!

written by nural on 2010-01-10 #places #vacation #sprockets #sightseeing #location #seaside #turkey #2009 #diana #izmir

Kickstarter

Bringing an iconic aesthetic to square format instant photography, the Diana Instant Square fills frames with strong, saturated colors and rich, moody vignetting. Built to let your inspiration run wild, our latest innovation features a Multiple Exposure Mode, a Bulb Mode for long exposures, a hot shoe adapter and so much more! It’s even compatible with all of the lenses created for the Diana F+ so that you can shake up your perspective anytime, anywhere. No two shots will ever be the same. Back us on Kickstarter now!

3 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Olive trees... Nice shots !

  2. nural
    nural ·

    thanks :) I really need a tripod though :)

  3. nural
    nural ·

    Lomographer Was Here! Nural

More Interesting Articles

  • Practicing Half-Frame Photography Compositions

    2018-05-04 #tutorials
    Practicing Half-Frame Photography Compositions

    Many of you may be wondering—why use a half-frame camera instead of a full-frame one? The answer is we think making creative duo compositions are more exciting and challenging!

  • The Daily Life in Soviet Russia

    2017-12-29 #culture
    The Daily Life in Soviet Russia

    Even today, the West is still hung up and mystified with Russia's Soviet past. The Eurasian country is also one of the most talked about in terms of international politics, and more often than not being misrepresented by Western media. This was Russian daily life.

    1
  • Strange Holiday Traditions From Around the World

    2017-12-04 #culture
    Strange Holiday Traditions From Around the World

    One thing is for sure - people all around the globe love celebrations. Just the thought of going on holidays and spending time with your loved ones is enough of a reason to celebrate and fully enjoy your days off. In many countries, Christmas is celebrated differently depending on the culture.

  • Shop News

    A Perfect Surprise for Every Analogue Loving Enthusiast

    A Perfect Surprise for Every Analogue Loving Enthusiast

    Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. Lomography Online Shop Gift Certificates are the perfect present for every analogue devotee on your gift list

  • Around the World: Nijmegen, Netherlands

    2018-01-26 #places
    Around the World: Nijmegen, Netherlands

    "Around the World in Analogue" is your bite-size guide to the most amazing travel destinations across the globe, as documented by the members of the Lomography community. Today, lomographer Marian Pislaru (@systemdevice) recalls what makes the oldest city in Netherlands a sight to behold.

    2
  • Color Chronicles: Deconstructing "Qing"

    2018-05-18 #culture
    Color Chronicles: Deconstructing "Qing"

    Colors mean differently for all walks of life. The color Qing is a special color in China, one of the original traditional colors of the mainland. Lomography tries to understand the meaning of each complex color found in the gradient and what it means for most of us photographers.

    4
  • Color Chronicles: Deconstructing Indigo

    2018-01-26 #culture
    Color Chronicles: Deconstructing Indigo

    Colors mean differently for all walks of life. The color Indigo is one of the most historically rich colors, the meanings run deep. Lomography tries to understand the meaning of each complex color found in the gradient and what it means for most of us photographers.

  • Shop News

    Share your Lomo'Instant love with the Lomo’Instant App

    Share your Lomo'Instant love with the Lomo’Instant App

    Create funky stop-motion movies with your perfectly centered instant snaps and share upload them to your LomoHome, Instagram, Facebook and more with the new Lomo'Instant App!

  • Color Chronicles: Deconstructing "Scarlet"

    2018-01-21 #culture
    Color Chronicles: Deconstructing "Scarlet"

    Colors mean differently for all walks of life. The color Scarlet is no mere orange-red hybrid hue; it's a passionate, haphazardous one. Lomography tries to understand the meaning of each complex color found in the gradient and what it means for most of us.

  • Color Chronicles: Cool Cobalt

    2018-05-05 #culture
    Color Chronicles: Cool Cobalt

    Colors mean differently for all walks of life. The color Cobalt is one of the oldest blues recorded in history. Lomography tries to understand the meaning of each complex color found in the gradient and what it means for most of us photographers.

  • Color Chronicles: A Taste of Burgundy

    2018-03-15
    Color Chronicles: A Taste of Burgundy

    Colors mean differently for all walks of life. The color Scarlet is no mere orange-red hybrid hue; it's a passionate, haphazardous one. Lomography tries to understand the meaning of each complex color found in the gradient and what it means for most of us.

  • Shop News

    Sweet Discounts on Bags!

    Sweet Discounts on Bags!

    Need something to keep your gear safe in and share your pride with the world? An amazing selection of Lomography bags are currently on sale! Don't lose the moment and get your favorite one!

  • Lens-less Photography in the Technology Age

    2017-11-27 #tutorials #videos
    Lens-less Photography in the Technology Age

    One of the most important and most talked about photographic equipment today is the camera lens. There's a variety of it. But have you ever tried going lens-less, the way photography was before? The good old days of pinhole photography.

    1
  • Appreciating the Work of the Film Colorist

    2017-11-29 #culture #videos
    Appreciating the Work of the Film Colorist

    Your favorite Wes Anderson films would not look as tasty and in vogue if not for the colorist. Often one of the most overlooked roles in filmmaking, the colorist is the harmony-maker of all elements through chromatic organization.

    1
  • Places to Go: Parc des Buttes Chaumont

    2018-06-14 #places
    Places to Go: Parc des Buttes Chaumont

    For the wandering Lomographer, we've got some alternative locations and destinations you might want to check out for picture-perfect travelogues. Tuck in the City of Lights is a public park with many scenic secrets hidden in plain sight.

  • Find Out More About