Friday, 1 June 2012

Seafront At Çeşme, Turkey

The resort town of Çeşme can be found on the tip of the Karaburun Peninsula on a the Aegean Coast of Turkey.  The name Çeşme means fountain and it is said could have come about because of the Ottoman fountains to be found around Çeşme.

There is a lovely street map on the seafront made of ceramic tiles showing roughly where the main sites are to see.


On the skyline in the centre of this photo, you can see the castle, which we will be visiting later.


There is a small square on the seafront with a few carvings and statues on it.  Here you can see a carving to the 'Heroic martyrs of the naval battle of Çeşme'.  This refers to the Naval Battle of Chesma in 1770, it was part of the Orlov Revolt of 1769, a precursor to the later Greek War Of Independence.

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This statue is of Kaplan Giray a Military and Provincial Ruler of this region from 1680 to 1737 AD.



Here you can see a piece of 'Modern Art' with a backdrop of the 500 year old plus Castle.

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Whenever you are near the sea in Turkey you will find somebody fishing.  This man looked liked he meant business, he had 6 fishing rods.


The wide pedestrian seafront here makes a lovely quiet place to have a stroll and is lined with plenty of restaurants and cafes.


Another Turkish favourite is ice cream, this cafe had taken it to another level with an ice cream cone table and chairs,

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a really cute panda with an extra large 3 scoop ice cream,


and a large pink cow seat.


I think the fisherman must have gone off for a quick cuppa.

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There is another statue along the seafront of Mustafa İsmet İnönü who was a Turkish Army General, Prime Minister and 2nd President of Turkey.



One way of making your day trio boat stand out from the crowd.

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One of the many lovely restaurants to be found along the seafront.


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At the opposite end of the seafront to the Marina there is a small harbour area for fishing boats.



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Now where did I leave my surfboard?

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We are now at the end of the seafront and have come across a small beach.



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On our way back along the seafront these benches were all empty, which made a nice set of shots.


Just cannot decide which one to sit on!


Some more of the day trip boats moored up, awaiting business.

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Another one of the relaxing looking restaurants.

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