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Saturday Market and Streets of Gemlik / Bursa - Turkey




We returned back home two weeks ago from our last vacation to Turkey. It was a great trip and now its time to post some related articles & photos.

First step was leaving from home while using Johan Adolf Pengel International AirportThis external source will be open on a new page... located at ZanderijThis external source will be open on a new page..., Suriname / South America.

We were in Istanbul / Turkey next day, after eight hours of flight from Paramaribo to Amsterdam and taking another plane in Sciphol International Airport / Amsterdam – The Netherlands for our next four hours flight to Atatürk International Airport / Istanbul – Turkey.

I drove from Istanbul to Gemlik / Bursa – Turkey. We have to take a ferry for passing Sea of MarmaraThis external source will be open on a new page... or another choice three hours more drive while using the highway located at sea side. The ferry price was seems expensive. I paid approximately US $ 80.- for one car and four passengers, including me for between Yenikapi – Yalova. It tooks one and a half hours. You may spend only half of this price as fuel cost if you prefer highway. My car’s engine was working with diesel / motorin and the liter price of diesel is cheaper then gasoline/benzin in Turkey.

Our first destination GemlikThis external source will be open on a new page... is one of the biggest town of Bursa province. Gemlik is famous with its industrial ports & facilities, factories. That’s why Gemlik received many migrants from – mostly – Eastern and Southern-Eastern parts of Turkey. This already increased cultural diversity of Gemlik that I liked a lot. Many inhabitants of Gemlik works at industrial factories. Gemlik is also famous with its own Gemlik OliveThis external source will be open on a new page... and olive oil products. They are totally traditional products of Gemlik.

After resting over night then I jumped to the Gemlik’s street at Saturday 9th of June 2012.

Saturday Street Market of Gemlik - Bursa / TURKEY Ertugrul Kilic Journey 2012 to Turkey     Ertugrul Kilic - Copyright © 2012 - All rights are reserved.    http://www.ertugrulkilic.com/    http ://www.facebook.com/parbo    http ://www.twitter.com/parbotek There are two weekly street markets in Gemlik. The biggest one lays on the streets around main bus terminal every Tuesday and smaller – but more traditional – one lays in the old part of Gemlik alleys every Saturday.

I saw a crowd while planning to return home and jumped to the scene immediately. There was a mobile store on the truck that shows soccer club jerseys and other stuffs from Beşiktaş Jimnastik Kulübü ( English: Beşiktaş Gymnastics Club / BJK )This external source will be open on a new page... with their two young famous players : Muhammed DemirciThis external source will be open on a new page... and Atınç NukanThis external source will be open on a new page.... Their supporters and fans were so happy while waiting. But they were too noisy for me then I decided to return home. There was another surprise waiting on the main street of Gemlik.

I saw an OttomanThis external source will be open on a new page... style military band – known as JanissaryThis external source will be open on a new page... – prepares for a walk. Probably they were participant of an Islamic Religious School’s (they call Imam Hatip Lisesi or İmam Hatip School in TurkishThis external source will be open on a new page...) parade.

Actually the old religious schools in Turkey were prohibited and abolished by the Unification of Education Act as a part of Atatürk’s reformsThis external source will be open on a new page... but now they are re-opening again by current government.

My post includes approximately 60 photos. I captured all Saturday Market and Streets of Gemlik / Bursa – Turkey photos with my Nikon D2Xs while using sort of lenses ;

  • Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* f/2 100mm ZF.2 manual focus lens.
  • Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D AF
  • Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D AF

All photos converted from NEF (Nikon’s RAW format) to JPG and resized with Capture NX2 in batches without any manual touch.

Hope you like it. All the best,

Ertugrul Kilic — 31 July 2012, 16:11

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