31 August 2009


Pasaport with its famous pavement pattern and tables by the sea.

Photographer: Nurettin Peşkircioglu

30 August 2009

Jogging Track

The jogging path in Kültürpark. Kültürpark is a huge park hosting Izmir International Fair every year. The rest of the year, a lot of activities take place in Kültürpark as well.

Photographer: Tanju Koray

29 August 2009

Kumru and Gevrek

Two famous kinds of bread which are exclusively baked and sold only in Izmir. The far one, in circular shape is "gevrek", having sesame seeds on. Gevrek is very similar to simit which is baked and sold widely in Turkey.

The closer one is "kumru", a different sandwich bread that is served with cheese, tomato and green pepper in it.

Both gevrek and kumru are usually consumed with traditional Turkish tea and in the purpose of breakfast. You are not supposed to leave Izmir without having your breakfast once with kumru and once with gevrek. :)

Photographer: Tülay Emekli
Taken in June 2008

28 August 2009


Aegean blue dream near Mordogan.

Photographer: Mutlu
Taken in March 2008

27 August 2009

Celsus Library in Ephesus

Celsus Library was built around 115 AD and was the 3rd largest library on the planet containing 12,000 scrolls in Greek and Roman. It took about 15 years to build in the Corintheian style. One of the most important Roman centres for both trade and education.

Photographer: John H. (moonjazz)
Taken in 2008

26 August 2009

Bostanli Coast

Two cute dogs and two men spending a cloudy day at Bostanli Coast.

Photographer: Kaan Ugurlu
Taken in April 2009

25 August 2009


Lovely Aegean view from Çandarli.

Photographer: Kivanç Sirekin
Taken on 06.08.2009

24 August 2009

Ferry and Sunset

A ferry sailing probably from Karşiyaka to Konak and the sunset behind.

Photographer: Ekin Erinc

23 August 2009

Pelicans in Mavişehir

Pelicans in Mavişehir, which is located at north-west part of city. Mavişehir is a quite new neighbourhood with high buildings and dense population.

Source: WowTurkey

22 August 2009

Mountains on Water (Balçova)

A beautiful view of my neighbourhood; Balçova, from Izmir Bay. Balçova Hill is in the centre. Please notice the reflection of hills on the water.

Photographer: serkanizm_83
Taken in 2006

21 August 2009

Küçükyali Shore

Küçükyali shore when the night comes. Clouds at different colours and dark blue sea. Oh boy I love this city!

20 August 2009

Sunset in Karaburun

A sunset view in Karaburun which is the smallest province of Izmir. Ancient name of Karaburun is Mimas and the legend of Narcissus takes place in Karaburun.

One of the ships is sailing on her way to probably Istanbul and the other one makes her route to Izmir Harbour.

Photographer: Özgür Aksoy
Taken in August 2009

19 August 2009

Downtown view from Izmir Bay

Downtown area view from Izmir Bay, below grey clouds and next to blue sea. The highest building of the city, Hilton Izmir is in the centre.

Source: WowTurkey.com

18 August 2009

Symbol of Izmir: Clock Tower

One of the more pronounced elements of Izmir harbor is the Clock Tower, a beautiful marble tower that rests in the middle of the Konak square, standing 25 meters in height. It was designed by the Levantine French architect Raymond Charles Père in 1901 for the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the ascension of Sultan Abdülhamid II. The clock workings themselves were given as a gift to the then Ottoman Empire by Kaiser Wilhelm II. The tower features four fountains which are placed around the base in a circular pattern, and the columns are inspired by North African themes.

The clock tower is the symbol of Izmir.

Photographer: melissa_555
Taken in 2008

1 August 2009


About Izmir Daily Photo

Izmir Daily Photo Blog is one of the "city daily photo" blogs. In a city daily photo blog, only one photo is posted per day and the photo should be themed a particular city every day. The city is Izmir in this blog.

About Author

I am an Izmir lover, raised in Izmir. I am an engineer aged 28 and married. I have always been interested in cities. I also like photographing, internet and blogging. You see, the "city daily photo" concept is relevant to a number of my interests.

I maintain a personal website in English: www.aksoy.web.tr
I run a personal blog in Turkish: www.aksoy.gen.tr

You can contact me for all purposes through my e-mail address: ozgur@aksoy.web.tr