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Izmir saat kulesi
15-DEC-2004

Izmir saat kulesi

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Built in 1901 this Saat Kulesi or clock tower has become the landmark of Izmir. The city might have had others, but in 1922 a fire destroyed, during the Greek-Turkish war, most of the old city. A terrible loss. The clock tower is at Konak, which can be considered the heart of the city. The sea is at two hundred meters, but I was informed it used to be at the seaside in the twenties. The shopping area of the bazar a similar distance to the other side.

Nikon D70
1/1600s f/5.6 at 48.0mm full exif

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Guest 21-Dec-2006 10:43
I was stationed in Izmir, Turkey in 1981/82. Your photos are wonderful and bring back many wonderful memories. Sherry SMith