Monday, January 3, 2011
I fell in love with this beautiful villa, please see the phaeton:)
Dear friends, in 2010 summer I had a chance to see the Princes' Islands. As I had always heard about them, I wanted to go and visit the islands as soon as I got the chance. One is called Büyük Ada (the largest and the most famous one), which is translated as “large island” to English. As you can easily understand “ada” means “island”. Uff, I’m really sorry, somehow I can not stop the teacher inside J If one of your parents is a teacher, you always have him/her inside of you, even if you never want, and that means you always love to share the info with the people around. Uff, too much talk, that’s enough! Let me show you a photo of lovely Büyük Ada.
Unique Cultural Synthesis of Byzantine, Ottoman, Turkish and Western Cultures
|I LOVED THIS PHOTO! Not taken by me. Buyuk Ada in Autumn. |
But I'll go (inşallah) back there to take autumn photos next year..
|Another awesome villa :)|
Here's the another photo! Each of the houses is very beautiful. I was impressed so much that while I was leaving the island I found myself thinking of how I could manage to settle down on the island.
HOW TO GO TO THE ISLANDS?
|Taken from my helicopter :)|
Hehe, just kidding! Of course not!
Coz I left mine in Istanbul :))
If you wanna go to Büyük Ada which is the biggest one, you have to complete 1 hour sea travel, because Buyuk Ada is the last island.
SEA TRIP WITH LJVELY DOLPHINS
|To be honest, this is not taken by me :) But what could I do? |
I couldn't manage to take a photo of them as I didn't waste
my time preparing the camera while fantastic dolphins were
jumping out of the water!:)
From 6th Century: AYA YORGI CHURCH & MONASTERY
No worries, I'm not gonna tell you the history of the church:)
But the question is: If you are a Middle Eastern, a European or an Asian it's ok, you may skip reading the details when you see something from the 6th century; what if you are an American?
|You can ride a donkey to climb on the top of the hill to get to the Aya Yorgi Church :)|