Fener district,Istanbul (for Mehmet Bismis)

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Fener is a neighborhood midway up the Golden Horn within the district of Fatih in Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), Turkey. The streets in the area are full of historic wooden houses, churches, and synagogues dating from Byzantine and Ottoman eras. The area's name is a Turkish transliteration of the original Greek φανάρι (Classical: phanári, modern: fanári, "lantern").[1] It was so called for a column topped with a lantern which stood here in the Byzantine period.

After the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, the Fener district was home to most of the Greeks who remained in the city. The Patriarch of Constantinople moved to the area as well and is still located there. As a result, "Phanar" (the traditional spelling) is often used as shorthand for the Ecumenical Patriarchate just as "Vatican" is used for the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church. Under the Ottoman Empire, the Greek inhabitants of Fener were called "Phanariotes". Wealthy Phanariotes were appointed as governors over provinces in Turkish Europe, particularly as voivodes of Wallachia and Moldavia between 1711 and 1821.(Wikipedia)

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kurt Oblak on June 3, 2012

Wundervolles Bild,tolle Straßenszene,Like 11,gruß KURT

Giorgos Dimitriadis on June 3, 2012

Thanks a lot Kurt for kind comment and Like 11

Ricardo Filho on June 3, 2012

Beautiful capture of a daily scene

LIKE 12 + FAV 4

Best wishes,

Ricardo

Giorgos Dimitriadis on June 3, 2012

Thanks a lot Ricardo for nice comment and LIKE 12 + FAV 4

Goldfoto on June 3, 2012

Friendly steet scenery...super moment...like13+f5...Many Greetings and best wishes from Germany!

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on June 3, 2012

Beautiful shot and interesting street view. L 14. Good sunday, Canpao

Giorgos Dimitriadis on June 3, 2012

Thanks a lot Goldfoto for nice comment and Like13+F5

Giorgos Dimitriadis on June 3, 2012

Thanks a lot Canpao for nice comment and Like 14

hlegallais on June 3, 2012

wonderfull shot, like is good!!!like and FAV, Hervé

Giorgos Dimitriadis on June 3, 2012

Thanks a lot Herve for kind comment and YSL

Alien Alienovic on June 3, 2012

Autentisch

L & F

longdistancer on June 3, 2012

Nice reportage:) L#17

Giorgos Dimitriadis on June 3, 2012

Thanks a lot Alien67 for kind comment and L&F

Giorgos Dimitriadis on June 3, 2012

Thanks a lot longdistancer for nice comment and Like 17

Alexey Makhin on June 3, 2012

Wonderful vision of the scene and fine colors.

With warm greetings from Russia, Alexey. L18+F8

Giorgos Dimitriadis on June 3, 2012

Thanks a lot Alexey for kind comment and L18+F8

Kaleb Larsen on June 3, 2012
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Giorgos Dimitriadis on June 3, 2012

Thanks a lot kaleb larsen for Like 19

Le Xuan Hung on June 3, 2012

Attractive snapshot and fine composition. Beautiful light and colors. Nice photo. Like(20).

Greetings from Vietnam, Le Xuan Hung.

Giorgos Dimitriadis on June 3, 2012

Thanks a lot Le Xuan Hung8 for kind comment and *Like 20

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