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. :)
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.
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.
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.
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.