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Is Bank Building at Ankara

Is Bank Building at Ankara, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

First headquarters of Türkiye İş Bankası in Ankara

The building was designed by the Istanbulite Levantino Italian architect Giulio Mongeri in 1929, who also designed many other important buildings in Istanbul and Ankara; such as St. Antoine's Church (1906-12), Maçka Palas (which houses Armani Café and Gucci) in Nişantaşı and the Neo-Byzantine style Karaköy Palas bank building in Karaköy (Galata), Istanbul; Ulus branch of the Ottoman Bank (1926), the Inhisarlar (Monopolies) Headquarters (1928), Ziraat Bank General Headquarters Building (1926-29) in Ankara.

Horseback Rider

Horseback Rider and White Horse at Equestrian Club, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Global Warming and Climate Change

Global Warming and Climate Change, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Erosion and desertificaion area near Ankara, Nallıhan.

Sunset at Gordion City of King Midas

Sunset at Gordion City of King Midas, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Sunset at ancient Gordium City of King Midas near Ankara, Turkey.

Alanya Castle in the Night

Sultan Aladdin's Alanya Castle, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Alanya Castle is a medieval castle in Alanya, Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Most of the castle was built after Aladdin's, (Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad I) conquest in 1220, in the 13th century, on the remnants of earlier Byzantine and Roman era fortifications.

Aladdin's Hill

Aladdin's Hill, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Vanitas vanitatum. Vincit omnia veritas.
At Aladdin's capital city, Konya. When I increase the exposure time to only 1.6 seconds, everything of today's disappear. Traffic of cars, people, busses, trucks pass like particles in Large Hadron Collider. All we can see is their light tracks on the picture. Far away Aladdin's Mosque and tomb stand still on a longer time scale of 800 years. However there are only ruins of the older mosque made of earth and wood, protected now under a modern arched dome.

Shrine of Rumi at Konya

Shrine of Rumi at Konya, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Shrine of Rumi at Konya

Shrine of Rumi at Konya, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Selimiye Mosque - Konya

Interior of Ottoman mosque made by Sultan Selim II and famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan in 16th century. Mimar Sinan strengthened the great basilica Hagia Sophia of Istanbul extensively with the addition of structural supports to its exterior when the signs of fatigue showed up. He is considered one of the world's first earthquake engineers.

Podiceps Cristatus at Sunset at Lake Mogan

Red Papaver Orientale

Red Papaver Orientale, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Silybum marianum

Silybum marianum, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

At Aladdin's Capital City

Dome and main hall of 13th century university

Konya, ancient Iconium, was the capital of Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate. Ince Minaret Medrese is a 13th century medrese (higher education school, college) located in Konya, Turkey, and built between 1258-1279 by the Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate.

Aladdin's Magic Lamp

Aladdin's Magic Lamp, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Yellow Flowers at Mid Anatolian Highlands

Yellow Flower at Mid Anatolian Highlands

Sails at Sunrise

Sails at Sunrise, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Sunrise at Aegean Sea

Sunrise at Aegean Sea, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Sails

Sails, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Sunset over Istanbul

Sunset over Istanbul, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Yellow Crocus Flowers

Yellow Crocus Flowers, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Yellow Crocus

Yellow Crocus, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Yellow Crocus Flowers

Yellow Crocus Flowers, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Three Ladybugs on Old Marble Stone

Two White Horses at Lake Abant Turkey

Fisherman at Black Sea Coast Akcakoca Turkey

Fishermen at Black Sea Coast Akcakoca Turkey

Houses at Cukuroren Highlands

Chicken and her Chicks

Chicken and her Chicks, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Horoz

Horoz, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Karasar Cukuroren Reservoir

Karasar Cukuroren Reservoir, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Karasar Mansion

Karasar Mansion, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Flowers on the way to Karasar

Flowers and Beypazari Houses

Flowers and Beypazari Houses, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Italian Medieval Street Singers at Ankara Citadel

Hylas and the Nymphs

Hylas and the Nymphs, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

The Three Graces - Detail

The Three Graces - Detail, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Aladdin's Flag Tower

Aladdin's Flag Tower, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Horses on the way to Karasar

Horses on the way to Karasar, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Purple Flower

Purple Flower, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Water Lily at Lake Abant

Nymphaea, Water Lily or Nymph, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.
Nymphaea, Water Lily or Nymph at Lake Abant

Fur Elise

Fur Elise, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Honey Bee on Spring Flowers at Lake Eymir

Fortress of Corycus

Fortress of Corycus, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Inside Aladdin's Castle

Inside Aladdin's Castle, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Lyra at Ağ Limanı Anchorage

Yellow Crocus

Yellow Crocus, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Colorful Tarsus Houses

Colorful Tarsus Houses, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Inside Sultan Aladdin's Mosque