Sunday, February 11, 2007

Fountains

There are about 800 fountains in the city. Every one of these fountains are named according to either its location or the architectural structure. Main types are; corner fountains, three and many faced fountains, hollow fountains, column fountains, public square fountains and fountains with a praying area. The government aims to leave no fountain that is not working in any part of our beautiful city. A comprehensive restoration study takes place to revive the historic water facilities of ─░stanbul in collaboration with the universities and other institutions. This one is a very small one, I will post some other giant fountain photos on the coming days, with their history.
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13 comments:

Marie McC said...

I like this shot! Would love to see other public fountains in Istanbul. Bon dimanche, Oya!

isabella said...

800? That's more than in Paris!
Is the water potable?

Anna said...

Nice composition here. It's very pleasing to me.

Meg in Nelson said...

That tap is beautiful.

Dsole said...

nice photo, Oya, is it working? We had a lot in parks, but most of them don't work any more... 800 fountains is a lot! How do you get this information? it's kind of interesting!

Ben said...

This is very artistic image. Nice colour tone.

freelancer said...

a fountain without water…
800 fountains in the city !
Wich pays the water ? ;)

Jazzy said...

how interesting, we have similar ones but a very small number.
i like the photo and the words Oya.
thanx for visiting TDP and for your kind comments =)

John Roberts said...

I just discovered your blog today. You have some very good photos of a very interesting city. I especially like the photos of the markets. "Pickels" is a great photo! I'll be back to visit again soon!

dawn said...

Wow. amazing. I really like the shadows in this shot.

Oya said...

Hi Isabella, yes the water is potable, if there is water...Some of them are not working, but they will be we hope
Dsole, this one was not working. I got this information from the Mayor's office.

Mandi said...

Nice shot. I look forward to seeing the other fountains soon.

Carraol said...

Great work for the thirsty ones, is an example for the goverments of other cities. I like the monochromatic look of your picture.