Monday, March 5, 2007

Gorgeous Red

This gorgeous is a school.
I could not believe that first. I thought, it might be a church, a libary, a museum or a governmental building...After I found out that it is a school, I looked it up on Internet and find out, that it is a high school, completed at 1881 and has around 50-55 Greek students recently.
And it is a boy school !
How sad is that...
It looks over the Golden Horn, has a spectacular view...
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20 comments:

alice said...

Another amazing building! I don't think my son would be happy to go in such a school...

Dsole said...

A boy school!!?
Well, maybe girls one is so much better then!
Ok, I'm just kidding, this is a really amazing building!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Oh my! What a beautiful building!! And the red color is so distinctive. Great photo.

Per Stromsjo said...

Spectacular building. A bit large for 55 students?

Oya said...

Per, yes it is indeed. They are having difficult time to find new students. Not a lot of Greek's anymore in Istanbul. They moved...

Per Stromsjo said...

I see. That would explain it. Sad. Let's hope the trend is reversed.

Dad of Four said...

Yu are right Oya..looks more like a museum! Spectacular building!

John Roberts said...

Another beautiful, old building! Your city seems to have so many. Looks like an interesting collection of buildings in the foreground too.

Carmi said...

Those are some very lucky students! I wish I could spend a few hours drinking in this beautiful structure. That red is addictive! There's something about old red brick that's just totally unforgettable.

Thanks for sharing this stunning building with us.

Nikon said...

Beautiful. Here in the Northeastern US we have some nice red brick structures, too.
Unfortunatesly, there was a rush to tear them down in the past. What is left, we are trying to preserve.

photowannabe said...

The beautiful old building seems to stand guard over the buildings below. Interesting that its a Greek boys school. Nice post, Oya

prash said...

what an amazing school!!! .....that's like the grandest school building i have ever seen

Kala said...

that is interesting - I don't know if i would want to go to a school that only had all boys - that would be real downer but what an impressive looking facility - I will have to read up on the Greeks role in Turkish history - I'm learning more about Turkey everyday thanks to you =)

BuJ said...

Beautiful,

why is the building curved?

akis said...

Where is this school oya?

Oya said...

Akis go to google earth, search for fener istanbul. You will see the Bulgarian Church there. It is close to the church.

M.Benaut said...

Do female students in Turkey have the same freedom as male students? Perhaps they are suppressed???

Kate said...

I'm struck by the symmetry of the building!

Oya said...

M. benaut, yes they have the freedom.

Dee said...

Wow, it kinda has a magical feeling to it. Like something out of a, oh i dunno, harry potter book. haha