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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

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Tags: Photo journalism Cityscape Turkey Landscape and travel Birds eye view Amasya

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 2:39AM
Wow what a view, great composition and fascinating write up


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LV426 9 7 4 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 2:42AM
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.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Feb 2013 2:42AM
a fantastic view, well processed!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 Feb 2013 2:48AM
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 !
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
9 Feb 2013 3:25AM
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
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
9 Feb 2013 3:44AM
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 !!
S_Psharma 5 1 India
9 Feb 2013 4:13AM
abeeror2 6 23 Australia
9 Feb 2013 4:58AM
Everything works so well in this image, the colour of the roofs in a circurial motion. the mountain and the amazing clouds. Stunning!
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 6:12AM
Excellent composition and view Nezih quite a stunning shot.SmileSmile
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 7:05AM
wow what a fantastic view Nazih brilliantly captured nice one Wink
9 Feb 2013 7:34AM
An amazing view of the cith Nezih, and interesting write up.Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
9 Feb 2013 7:54AM
A wonderful view up and down the valley, Nezih.

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 8:18AM
A tremendous panoramic view, Nezih, and the historical overview is invaluable.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
9 Feb 2013 8:21AM
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
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 8:28AM
A dramatic townscape capture, Nezih.

9 Feb 2013 8:37AM
An incredible panorama, Nezih and such an interesting description!

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
9 Feb 2013 8:53AM
What an amazing view of a cracking looking city Nezih and the ultrawide is perfect my man

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 8:57AM
The pre narrative only but adds to the splendour of such a magnificent place Nezih.

Regards Nathan Grin
Tibetan 6 3 England
9 Feb 2013 9:10AM
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
platzy 5 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 9:11AM
A great write up and an amazing image, perfect presentation.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
9 Feb 2013 11:14AM
Excellent detailed landscape
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 12:15PM
A lovely view Nezih - very well composed and taken with super detail.
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 4:04PM
Stuning landscape Nezih,every thing is spot on, grate image.It could be used as a postcard.
a beautiful narrative to describe a delightful image well taken.

fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
9 Feb 2013 5:37PM
Impressive panorama with a great atmosphere.

paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 8:01PM
A great topographical capture.
milky 14 Wales
9 Feb 2013 10:45PM
Cracking capture---------MilkyWink
9 Feb 2013 11:45PM
Great view Nezih. Lovely.
10 Feb 2013 12:21AM
Una vista espectacular de la cuidad..Felicitaciones.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
10 Feb 2013 4:51AM
What a huge sweep of the township and surrounding countryside included in this shot, helped by your high vantage point.
martspic66 5 2 2 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 9:36PM
Wow, what a view! Great shot, well done sir!

meniko 7 Cyprus
11 Feb 2013 11:27AM
a fantastic panoramic photography,
and thanks a lot, Nezih, for the very informative write up!
As HELANA already mentioned - could be a great postcard!
12 Feb 2013 7:10PM
Thanks for sharing this wonderful view and all the interesting facts Smile
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 8:58AM
Lovely view. Your commentary completes the story nicely.

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