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the Ortaköy is part of Üsküdar (District) , Beşiktaş (District) .
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the Ortaköy is part of Üsküdar (District) , Beşiktaş (District) .
Location is derived from the great work of WikiMapia
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Boğaziçi Köprüsü / Bosphorus Bridge
Made by Harun Yiğit
Boğaziçi Köprüsü, İstanbul Boğazı üzerinde Ortaköy ile Beylerbeyi semtleri arasında yer alan asma köprü. Avrupa ve Asya kıtalarını ayıran İstanbul Boğazı'ndan karşıdan karşıya geçişi sağlayan ilk köprü. Ortaköy ile Beylerbeyi arasındadır. 29 Ekim 1973'te zamanın cumhurbaşkanı Fahri Korutürk tarafından hizmete açılmıştır. Boğaziçi Köprüsü'nün yapımına 1970 yılında başlandı ve 29 Ekim 1973 tarihinde tamamlanarak hizmete açıldı. Köprünün toplam uzunluğu 1560 metre, iki kule arası uzunluğu 1073 metredir.Köprünün deniz yüzeyinden yüksekliği 64m.dir. Avrupa ve Asya kıtalarını ayıran Boğaz'dan karşıdan karşıya kolayca geçebilme fikri yüzyıllar boyunca çekiciliğini korudu. Bilinen en eski Boğaz geçişi M.Ö. 511 yılında gerçekleştirildi. İskit seferine çıkan Pers Kralı Darius'un 700 bin kişilik ordusu, gemilerin yan yana getirilmesiyle oluşturulan yüzer köprü ile Trakya'ya geçti. Mühendisler, Boğaz'ın bir köprüyle geçilmesi konusunda zaman zaman değişik projeler üretse de bunlar tasarı halinde kaldı. Örnek olarak 1940 yılında Nuri Demirağ'ın girişimiyle Türk muhendisler ve Amerikalı uzmanlar tarafından boğaz köprüsü projelendirilmiş ve bu işe talip olunmuştur ama o zamanki iktidar tarafından boğaza köprü olmaz, yıkılır diye bu teklif rededilmiştir. 20. yüzyıl'ın ikinci yarısında İstanbul'un hızla gelişmesi ve Avrupa-Asya arasındaki trafiğin artışı Boğaz'a köprü yapılmasını zorunlu hale getirdi. Bunun üzerine Boğaziçi Köprüsü tasarlandı ve 1970 yılında da yapımına başlandı ve 29 Ekim 1973 yılında tamamlanarak hizmete açıldı. Avrupa ve Asya ile sabit bağlantı olarak Türkiye ulaşım ağının çok önemli bir halkasını oluşturan köprüde, o dönemden bugüne beklenen trafik artışı beklenenin çok üstünde gerçekleşti. Köprünün ilk hizmete açıldığı yıl günlük ortalama araç geçişi 32 bin iken 1987'de bu sayı 130 bine, 2004 yılında ise 180 bine çıktı.1978'den beri yaya trafiğine kapalıdır. tr.wikipedia.org
Ortakoy, Istanbul, TR
Made by Fikret Onal
update: Jan 07, 2008 Intelligent Traveller's choice for the week of Jan 07, 2008: blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/intelligenttravel/2008... Ortakoy Mosque has a unique heritage in this neighborhood and I had been planning for a long time to capture it. It was before sunrise on a Sunday morning right in front of the Bosphorus Bridge, where the two continents (Europe and Asia) are almost touching each other. I was a little bit late and I did not know exactly from where the sun would be coming up. And it was an overcast, dull morning and most of the fishermen had already left for fishing. Luckily there were still three vessels there waiting for duty. And there were still some people hanging around, burning their candles at both ends, and a bunch of university students making music, playing guitar and singing all together out loud. The lights on the bridge and the mosque were still on and turned off right after taking this shot. Otherwise, most likely the façade of the mosque would have been too dark. I live in Toronto, and my mom and sister live in Istanbul. I was there to visit them last summer for a short period of time. However, I was dying to spare some time in the city to take some photographs, so we made a deal the previous night with my little nephew and my mom to wake up really early in the pitch dark to go to Ortakoy. The only reason that I had to make this deal was to make sure that this mischievous 8-year old boy would not cry out for being woken up in the middle of his sleep. It turned out that he loved to carry up my tripod even though he was still sleepy. I still shoot film with my Canon EOS ELAN 7N camera. I used Velvia 50 film and Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM lens at f/22 around 18mm to have enough DOF to get the mosque, Bosphorus Bridge at the back and the leading poles at the front all the way sharp. Since the sky was so boring, I attached my 1-stop graduated tobacco and 1-stop graduated neutral density Cokin filters to give a try.
istanbul - Turkey
Made by Kaan Ugurlu
Bosphorus Bridge The Bosphorus Bridge, is connecting Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus Bridge had the 4th longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed in 1973, and the longest outside the United States. At present, it is the 16th longest suspension bridge span in the world Nowadays, around 180,000 vehicles pass daily in both directions, almost 85% being automobiles. On 29 December 1997, the one-billionth vehicle passed the bridge. Fully loaded, the bridge sags about 90 cm (35 in) in the middle of the span. * On 15 May 2005 at 7.00 a.m. local time, U.S. tennis star Venus Williams played a show game with Turkish standout İpek Şenoğlu on the bridge, the first tennis match ever to be played on two continents. The event was organized as a promotion ahead of the 2005 WTA Istanbul Cup and lasted five minutes. After the exhibition, they both threw a tennis ball into the Bosphorus. * On 17 July 2005 at 10.30 a.m. local time, British Formula One driver David Coulthard drove his Red Bull racing car on the bridge first from the European side to the Asian side, and then turning with a spectacular powerslide at the toll plaza back to the European side for show. He parked his car in the garden of Dolmabahçe Palace where his ride had started. While crossing the bridge with his Formula 1 car, Coulthard was picked up by the automatic surveillance system and charged with a fine of 20 Euros because he passed through the toll booths without payment. His team accepted to pay for him.(From wikipedia)
Made by DodogoeSLR
I believe this is the Bosphorus. If I’m mistaken, someone please correct me. I don’t exactly remember where we were going but I remember looking out the window and suddenly seeing this amazing view. I quickly pulled out my DSLR only to hit a ridiculous amount of window glare over the city and long story short, it took a lot of Photoshop to clean up this image. Istanbul was so beautiful that honestly, I wish I had just a day to rent a little Fiat 500 and drive around the entire city and just snap photos. Unfortunately our MBA program didn’t allow us that much time and somewhere in the middle of our trip I got insanely sick. There was a day where I just literally slept for 16 hours and I missed all our activities. On the plus side, when I finally did regain my strength and consciousness, I went out for food with my roommate Ben (who was also sick) and two other classmates for amazing Turkish pizza. I think I’ll do a series of food photos at some point in time. I’m probably going to wrap up my vacation photos pretty soon since I’m sure all of these shots are starting to look the same. I don’t think I’ve ever used my 16mm lens this much and posted so many photos from it to Flickr. Taken with a Nikon D300 w/ a 16-85mm VRII f/3.5 Nikkor Lens
Sometimes Magic Happens...
Made by John Quintero
Beautiful light, excellent location, the smell of shisha and the Call to Prayer all in a single moment. Memories to last a lifetime. Ortaköy Mosque (Turkish: Ortaköy Camii), officially the Büyük Mecidiye Camii (Grand Imperial Mosque) of Sultan Abdülmecid) in Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey, is situated at the waterside of the Ortaköy pier square, one of the most popular locations on the Bosphorus. The original Ortaköy Mosque was built in the 18th century. The current mosque, which was erected in its place, was ordered by the Ottoman sultan Abdülmecid and built between 1854 and 1856. Its architects were Armenian father and son Garabet Amira Balyan and Nigoğayos Balyan (who also designed the nearby Dolmabahçe Palace), who designed it in Neo-Baroque style. Within the mosque hang several examples of Islamic calligraphy executed by the Sultan Abdülmecid himself, who was also a hattat (master calligrapher). The wide, high windows let the ever-changing light reflections of the Bosphorus shine in the mosque. Wikipedia Like on facebook
Made by claude.attard.bezzina
The First Bosphorus Bridge 1. Boğaziçi Köprüsü Bosphorus I is one of the two bridges in Istanbul spanning the Bosphorus strait (Boğaziçi) and thus connecting Europe and Asia (the other one is the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, which is called the Second Bosphorus Bridge) The bridge is located between Ortaköy (on the European side) and Beylerbeyi (on the Asian side). It is a gravity anchored suspension bridge with steel pylons and inclined hangers. It is 1,510 m (4,954 ft) long with a deck width of 39 m (128 ft). The clearance of the bridge from sea level is 64 m (210 ft). The Bosphorus Bride had the longest suspension bridge span outside of the United States when it was built in 1973. At present, it is the 16th longest suspension bridge span in the world. Not being used to these kind of engineering feats where I come from, it is quite a sight from this angle! The size is immense. This and the waffles definitely made our long walk by the Bosphorus from Ortaköy to Bebek worth it that afternoon!
Made by delikizinyeri
We were supposedly having a snowstorm yesterday, but as you can see, nothing much was happening! However, the light was rather interesting. This is looking essentially south to the mouth of the Bosphorus where it enters the Sea of Marmara. The little tower to the left of center is the Kız Kulesi (Maiden's Tower), the spires to the far right are Aya Sofya and the Divan Kulesi of Topkapı Palace. The original uncropped version of this can be found in comments and although it definitely has too much water in the foreground, I actually like it better as it really emphasizes what a body of water this Bosphorus is - especially if you're out on it in a small boat! ...and I must say that this looks less than sharp here in flickr, although on Picnik and with my own programs, it's extremely crisp. Ortaköy, Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey
dreaming the blues
Made by bostankorkulugu
In Turkey, wherever you look, you'll meet plenty of eyes looking at you. Glass evil eye beads. It is common in the Turkish culture to give a gift of a blue nazar boncugu or the evil eye bead as it is more widely known. People hang a small evil eye amulet from the rear view mirror of their car, keep several small evil eye beads or evil eye charms on hand to give to guests, hang an evil eye near their door in the home or office. Glass evil eyes are worn, in the form of jewelry; evil eye bracelet, evil eye necklace, evil eye anklet, gold or silver evil eye charms and evil eye pendant, evil eye earring - ring and blue evil eye talisman. Here it is a real evil eye bead paradise... ...taken at the flea market in Ortakoy... Istanbul, Turkey...
Bosphorus Bridge Lit Up
Made by AJ Brustein
This is one of the two Bosphorus bridges - also known as First Bosphorus Bridge (very creatively named...). I ended up seeing a lot of this bridge as I spent two nights at Club Reina, one night at Club Anjelique, and one night at , all at the footsteps of this bridge. I somehow got a shot without any ships because usually this straight is filled with boat after boat after boat, even at night. The cool thing is that this shot was taken in Europe and the opposing coast is Asia. Istanbul, the only city to span two continents. ----- Nothing beats golf in the morning 150/365
Made by Vince Millett
From Wikipedia: Ortaköy Mosque, officially the Büyük Mecidiye Camii (Grand Imperial Mosque of Sultan Abdülmecid) in İstanbul, is situated at the waterside of the Ortaköy pier square, one of the most popular locations on the Bosphorus. The original Ortaköy Mosque was built in the 18th century. The current mosque, which was erected in its place, was ordered by Sultan Abdülmecid and built between 1854 and 1856. Its architects were Armenian father and son Garabet Amira Balyan and Nigoğayos Balyan, who designed it in Neo-Baroque style. The wide, high windows let the ever-changing light reflections of the Bosphorus shine in the mosque.
Made by fesign
The original Ortaköy Mosque was built in the 18th century. The current mosque, which was erected in its place, was ordered by the Ottoman sultan Abdülmecid and built between 1854 and 1856. Its architects were Armenian father and son Garabet Amira Balyan and Nigoğayos Balyan (who also designed the nearby Dolmabahçe Palace), who designed it in Neo-Baroque style. Within the mosque hang several examples of Islamic calligraphy executed by the Sultan Abdülmecid himself, who was also a hattat (master calligrapher). The wide, high windows let the ever-changing light reflections of the Bosphorus shine in the mosque. ~ Wikipedia
Sunset over Istanbual
Made by agoork
Taken from the bridge over the Bosporus in Istanbul. Europe is on the right an Asia is just out of the frame to the left. The hazy shape in the distance is the old town of Constantinpole which is now best know by tourists as the area of Sultanahmet. It was the heart of both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, a truly wonderful place to visit if you have any interest in western history. Shot in film and scanned from print Click to see where this photo was taken. By courtesy of BeeLoop SL (the Mapware & Mobility Solutions Company).
Finding Beauty in the Destroyed
Made by AJ Brustein
Welcome to Esma Sultan Yalisi - what used to be a water-side mansion for the daughter of some Sultan in Istanbul, ended up being a coal warehouse or something like that and burned down. Well, instead of knocking it down and taking the beautiful waterfront property, someone decided they could salvage the building by erecting a glass building inside the ruins of the mansion. It is now a super cool event space that we used while I was over there in Turkey. And it happened to be sunset too and they turned the red lights on. Pretty cool. ----- I see the light
the hills of Istanbul
Made by delikizinyeri
We live in a very hilly city and with few exceptions, one has to climb up (or down) to get anywhere - a good way to stay in shape, but also very treacherous, especially on wet days. This was taken from the European hills of Ulus/Ortaköy looking south to the lower end of the Bosphorus where it joins the Sea of Marmara. The point of land on the left is Asia, the point of land on the right is the Saray Burnu, site of Topkapı Place and the old part of the city (Byzantium/Constantinople). Istanbul, Turkey
October 29, 2008 // istanbul bosphorus bridge
Made by ozan kalkın
On October 29, 1923, the Turkish constitution was amended and Turkey became a republic. This formally declared the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. Republic Day (Cumhuriyet Bayramı) is celebrated throughout Turkey every year. Commemorative events usually begin in the afternoon on the previous day. This photo taken in Ortakoy just after the fireworks event in Istanbul Bosphorus on 85th anniversary of Cumhuriyet Bayramı: fireworks event 2
il più bello dei mari è quello che non navigammo
Made by Elisa e la Nouvelle Vague
Istanbul, Jan '11 Adox Golf 63 Kodak Portra 400VC Se qui c'è la metà del mio cuore, dottore, l'altra metà sta in Cina nella lunga marcia verso il Fiume Giallo. E poi ogni mattina, dottore, ogni mattina all'alba il mio cuore lo fucilano in Grecia. E poi, quando i prigionieri cadono nel sonno quando gli ultimi passi si allontanano dall'infermeria il mio cuore se ne va, dottore, se ne va in una vecchia casa di legno, a Istanbul. Nazim Hikmet
Made by Justin Koning
The Mosque at Ortaköy, with the Bosphorus bridge in the background. Quite a windy day, but it was an impressive sight like this. (Although I did manage to get seawater onto my shoes and camera of course ;) ) The Ortaköy Mosque was built between 1854 and 1856, and inside it features some calligraphic designs by the Sultan Abdülmecid himself, who was also a master calligrapher.
Made by brownbeatle
the right thing to do with these temperatures! - city/human/life Ortakoy, Istanbul, Turkiye - June 2010 Ortakoy is definitely a tourist favorite in Istanbul, it's situated right below the Bosphorus bridge that connects the two continents! no crop. stream on Black
Esma Sultan Mansion
Made by cengizdehmen (turned back)
The Esma Sultana Mansion (Turkish: Esma Sultan Yalısı), a historical yalı (English: waterside mansion) located at Bosporus in Ortaköy neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey and named after its original owner Esma Sultana, is used today as a cultural center after being redeveloped. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esma_Sultana_Mansion
THIS IS ISTANBUL
Made by kuytu
Ortaköy Mosque is just near the shore of Ortaköy square. This view is well known. Probably you have seen lots of versions of it. The mosque was built by Sultan Abdülmecid in 1854, its architect was Nikogos Balyan. The neo- baroque style mosque is one of the best architectures of Istanbul. Besides, there are lots of coffees, restaurants and places around to sit and watch the amazing view.
Nearest places of interest:
Zübeyde Hanım Kız Meslek Lisesi
Kılıç Ali Paşa İlköğretim Okulu
|Naile Sultan Korusu|
Cemil Topuzlu Parkı
Ortaköy Rum Ortodoks mezarliği