Greece-Turkey Day 4: Izmir

By mid-day we reach Izmir, Turkey.

Aboard the Louis Cristal on the approach to Izmir
Izmir, Turkey • 38°26’43.80″ N 27°8’50.27″ E
Nikon D7000 • Nikkor 12-24 mm f/4 at 24 mm • ISO 100 • 1/125 sec at f/8.0

In cafes lining the streets on the bus ride into the city it seems like the entire town is wearing Fenerbahçe jerseys in honor of the favored local football club.  After a bus tour of the city we spend some time at the Izmir Clock Tower Plaza.  There are street vendors selling everything …

Street vendor in Konak Square
Izmir, Turkey • 38°25’8.24″ N 27°7’42.71″ E
Nikon D7000 • Nikkor 17-55 mm f/2.8 at 17 mm • ISO 100 • 1/400 sec at f/8.0

… and those that aren’t happy that I have a camera.

Street vendor in Konak Square
Izmir, Turkey • 38°25’8.24″ N 27°7’42.71″ E
Nikon D7000 • Nikkor 17-55 mm f/2.8 at 17 mm • ISO 100 • 1/200 sec at f/8.0

In the afternoon we visit the Karsikaya Bizaar, an older vibrant neighborhood filled with markets and shops.

Street market in Karsiyaka
Izmir, Turkey • 38°27’20.50″ N 27°7’13.40″ E
Nikon D7000 • Nikkor 17-55 mm f/2.8 at 17 mm • ISO 250 • 1/30 sec at f/8.0
Street market in Karsiyaka
Izmir, Turkey • 38°27’20.50″ N 27°7’13.40″ E
Nikon D7000 • Nikkor 17-55 mm f/2.8 at 17 mm • ISO 125 • 1/30 sec at f/8.0

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