Monday, February 13, 2023


Ok, sambung sikit lagi kisah perjalanan kami dari Kavala, Greece ke Istanbul, Türkiye.
Tekirdağ Uçak Restoran - Tekirdağ Plane Restaurant

Sea of Marmara.

Passed by Süleymanpaşa district.

Kapalterbang di angkasa Türkiye. 

Pantai Laut Marmara.

Nato Limanı Tekirdağ - NATO Port of Tekirdag - Port authority.

Di Lebuhraya E84 menuju ke Istanbul.

Passed by Silivri. Tadi dari suhu single digit now dah naik ke double digit. 

Wikipedia - Wind power generates about 10% of Turkey's electricity, mainly in the west in the Aegean and Marmara regions, and is gradually becoming a larger share of renewable energy in the country. As of 2023, Turkey has 11 gigawatts (GW) of wind turbines. The Energy Ministry plans to have almost 30 GW by 2035.

Istanbul Arel University, Türkoba, Tepekent/İstanbul, Türkiye.

Wkipedia - Istanbul Arel University (Turkish: İstanbul Arel Üniversitesi) is a private nonprofit university located in Istanbul, Turkey. It was established in 2007 by the Kemal Gözükara Education and Culture Foundation. Teaching is done mostly in English, and there are bachelor, masters and doctoral programmes.

Wind farm. 

This is Büyükçekmece Lake. 
Wikipedia - Büyükçekmece Lake is a lake in the Marmara Region , in the southern part of Çatalca region . The lake is used as the drinking water source of Istanbul . The lake has been deepened by the structures built by the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works. A dam was built on the sea side of the lake.

Huhtamaki: Food packaging supplies and materials.

A college. 

Left: Akbati Shopping and Lifestyle Center - a mega shopping mall.
Right: Makyol Santral Istanbul - residentials for sale.

Kelihatan jauh di sana Endem TV Tower, Türkiye's highest TV tower.
Wikipedia - Endem TV Tower is a TV tower in Büyükçekmece, Istanbul, Turkey. It was built between 1998 and 2008, and has a now-closed revolving restaurant 154 m above ground, as well as an observation deck at 160 m. The total height of the tower is 257 m including the antenna.

Lake Küçükçekmece.  
Wikipedia - Lake Küçükçekmece (Turkish: Küçükçekmece Gölü) is a lagoon located between the Küçükçekmece, Esenyurt and Avcılar districts of the European portion of Istanbul Province, northwestern Turkey.

Besar sungguh rupanya bandar Istanbul ini. 

Padat dengan high-rise residential buildings.

This unique structure/building is showroom for Tema Istanbul which is a gated community upscale residential. - Tema Istanbul showroom is a 1.500 sqm. building located in Halkalı, Istanbul, Turkey. The building functions mainly as a showroom space for Tema Istanbul, a multi-purpose project containing 4000 residential units, a luxury hotel, a family entertainment complex and a shopping center.  The showroom contains mock-up apartment flats of the Tema Istanbul Residential Complex, a central gallery displaying the model of the 4000 residential units along with visual panels of the overall project, and administrative and sales offices.

Hilton and Mall of Istanbul.

Mehmet, our tour guide directed our attention to the right of our bus to show us Esenler Otogari, Istanbul's main bus station. 

Esenler Otogari.

Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque.
Wikipedia - The Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque, also known as the Aksaray Valide Mosque, is a grand Ottoman imperial mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. It was built by the order of Sultana Pertevniyal in 1872. The mosque attracts 400-500 worshipers during prayer times and over 2,500 worshipers during prayer on Fridays.

One of the last mosques built in Istanbul during the Ottoman Empire, the Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque was created for Pertevniyal Sultan, wife of Sultan Mahmud II and mother of Sultan Abdülaziz. 

Atatürk Bulvarı - Atatürk Boulevard.

Pemandangan sebuah stesen/hentian tram Istanbul. Huiii... ramainya orang. 

It is the Aksaray Tram Stop. 

Kelihatan The Aqueduct of Valens. 

Wikipedia - The Aqueduct of Valens was a Roman aqueduct system built in the late 4th century AD, to supply Constantinople – the capital of the eastern Roman empire. Construction of the aqueduct began during the reign of the Roman emperor Constantius II (r. 337–361) and was completed in 373 by the emperor Valens (r. 364–378). The aqueduct remained in use for many centuries. It was extended and maintained by the Byzantines and the Ottomans.

Tak tahu apa occasion pasang bendera/banner ini. 

The banner states: 

Süleymaniye Mosque.
Wikipedia - The Süleymaniye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey. The mosque was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent and designed by the imperial architect Mimar Sinan. An inscription specifies the foundation date as 1550 and the inauguration date as 1557. Behind the qibla wall of the mosque is an enclosure containing the separate octagonal mausoleums of Suleiman the Magnificent and his wife Hurrem Sultan (Roxelana). 

For 462 years, the Süleymaniye Mosque was the largest mosque in the city, until it was surpassed by the Çamlıca Mosque in 2019. The Süleymaniye Mosque is one of the best-known sights of Istanbul, and from its location on the Third Hill, it commands an extensive view of the city around the Golden Horn.

The dark brown building is the Istanbul University's Law Faculty, School of Justice. 

Istanbul University's Faculty of Science and Dentistry buildings.

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality building.

Till the next coming entry, inshaAllah. Meanwhile do take care. 

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