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Amasya (Turkish pronunciation: [aˈmasja]), the Amaseia of antiquity, is the capital of the administrative district of Amasya Province in northern Turkey. The population of the province is 334,786 and the population of the city is 99,905.[1]
Amasya stands in the mountains above the Black Sea coast, in a narrow valley along the banks of the Yeşilırmak River. Although near the Black Sea, this area is high above the coast and has an inland climate, well-suited to growing apples, for which the province of Amasya is famed. Amasya is set apart from the rest of Anatolia in its tight mountain valley and hides its beauty. Amasya is one of the provinces in north-central Anatolia Turkey which is distinct for its natural setup and historical values. It was the homeland of the famous geographer Strabo. Located in a narrow cleft of the Yesilirmak (Iris) river, it has a past of 7,500 years during which many civilizations left remains.

In antiquity, Amaseia was a fortified city high on the cliffs above the river. It has a long history as provincial capital, a wealthy city producing kings and princes, artists, scientists, poets and thinkers, from the kings of Pontus, through Strabo the geographer, to many generations of the Ottoman imperial dynasty, and up to being the location of an important moment in the life of Ataturk. With its Ottoman-period wooden houses and the tombs of kings carved into the cliffs overhead, Amasya is attractive to visitors.(Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amasya)

Thank you for your clicks and generous comments on my last upload! They are much appreciated. I am especially grateful to barbarahirst for her valuable user award.

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-5 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Sigma 10-20mm EX
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Nov 2012 - 9:39 AM
Focal Length:10mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Amasya
Username:nonur nonur
Uploaded:9 Feb 2013 - 2:31 AM
Tags:Amasya, Bird's eye view, Cityscape, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Turkey
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morpheus1955
9 Feb 2013 - 2:39 AM

Wow what a view, great composition and fascinating write up

Hugh

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LV426
LV426  6 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 2:42 AM

Many thanks for the great info that you gave us with your image today.
Knowledge is always valued highly.

What a crowded place!
Shooting ultra wild angel at 10mm really shows you the whole expand of the ciry blow.
Amazing shot.
Tarek

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9 Feb 2013 - 2:42 AM

a fantastic view, well processed!

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9 Feb 2013 - 2:48 AM

This is an amazing view of the city and area-- Thanks for this and your informative text--I have read some about this area--- nice to see it !

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Daisymaye
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9 Feb 2013 - 3:25 AM

Looks like a place I would like to visit. So interesting how they have built the city around the mountain. It appears very populated. An excellent capture of it and so interesting to read your write up........Sandy

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Hermanus  2 South Africa
9 Feb 2013 - 3:44 AM

What a stunning view and great write up on this amazing place Nezih !! It is obvious why tourists will love the place Smile Excellent photo !!

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 4:13 AM

SIMPLY LOVELY.

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abeeror2  2 Spain
9 Feb 2013 - 4:58 AM

Everything works so well in this image, the colour of the roofs in a circurial motion. the mountain and the amazing clouds. Stunning!

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 6:12 AM

Excellent composition and view Nezih quite a stunning shot.SmileSmile
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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 7:05 AM

wow what a fantastic view Nazih brilliantly captured nice one Wink
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9 Feb 2013 - 7:34 AM

An amazing view of the cith Nezih, and interesting write up.Smile
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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51214 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England141 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 7:54 AM

A wonderful view up and down the valley, Nezih.

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woolybill1
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9 Feb 2013 - 8:18 AM

A tremendous panoramic view, Nezih, and the historical overview is invaluable.
Regards
Bill

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3221 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 8:21 AM

I would not like to live there as it looks verry crowded,proberbly as I am used to have fields and trees around where I live,
Agreat imageSmile
NettaSmile

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9 Feb 2013 - 8:28 AM

A dramatic townscape capture, Nezih.

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9 Feb 2013 - 8:37 AM

An incredible panorama, Nezih and such an interesting description!
Excellent!

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 8:53 AM

What an amazing view of a cracking looking city Nezih and the ultrawide is perfect my man

Rod

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9 Feb 2013 - 8:57 AM

The pre narrative only but adds to the splendour of such a magnificent place Nezih.

Regards Nathan Grin

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
9 Feb 2013 - 9:10 AM

A brilliant photo Nazih, full of the rich colour of the roof tops, excellent composition and presentation, set off by the mountains and sky, a wonderland far away, I liked your narrative very informative well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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platzy  2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 - 9:11 AM

A great write up and an amazing image, perfect presentation.

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9 Feb 2013 - 11:14 AM

Excellent detailed landscape

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9 Feb 2013 - 12:15 PM

A lovely view Nezih - very well composed and taken with super detail.
Ann

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HELANA Plus Member 5HELANA vcard United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 - 4:04 PM

Stuning landscape Nezih,every thing is spot on, grate image.It could be used as a postcard.
ElenaSmileSmile

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9 Feb 2013 - 4:23 PM

a beautiful narrative to describe a delightful image well taken.

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fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 5:37 PM

Impressive panorama with a great atmosphere.

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paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 8:01 PM

A great topographical capture.
Matt

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9 Feb 2013 - 10:45 PM

Cracking capture---------MilkyWink

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thedon1941
9 Feb 2013 - 11:45 PM

Great view Nezih. Lovely.
Don

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10 Feb 2013 - 12:21 AM

Una vista espectacular de la cuidad..Felicitaciones.

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10 Feb 2013 - 4:51 AM

What a huge sweep of the township and surrounding countryside included in this shot, helped by your high vantage point.
Ronnie.

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10 Feb 2013 - 9:36 PM

Wow, what a view! Great shot, well done sir!

Martin

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meniko
meniko  3 Cyprus
11 Feb 2013 - 11:27 AM

a fantastic panoramic photography,
and thanks a lot, Nezih, for the very informative write up!
As HELANA already mentioned - could be a great postcard!
meniko

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bcawood  2 South Africa
12 Feb 2013 - 7:10 PM

Thanks for sharing this wonderful view and all the interesting facts Smile

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18 Feb 2013 - 8:58 AM

Lovely view. Your commentary completes the story nicely.

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