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Asansör - İzmir / TURKEY ' 2009


Asansör (which means escalator) is a 1907 built building in İzmir's Karataş quarter, within the boundaries of the metropolitan district of Konak. It was built as a work of public service by a wealthy Jewish banker and trader of its epoch, Nesim Levi Bayraklıoğlu, in order to ease passage from the narrow coastline of Karataş to the hillside, the escalator within the building serving to carry people and goods through the steep cliff between the two parts of the quarter.
In time, the small street that led to the building also came to be known under the same name, Asansör Street (Asansör Sokağı;). In the 1940s, one of the residents of the street was the singer Dario Moreno, who was to attain fame later.
It was recently restored and since then, became one of the landmarks of İzmir. The street was renamed Dario Moreno Street in memory of the singer.

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  • Copyright: Mehmet Yasa (MehmetYasa) (92)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2009-08-12
  • Exposition: f/11, 4 secondes
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  • Date Submitted: 2009-08-16 3:42
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