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A Train to Nowhere HDR by ISIK5 A Train to Nowhere HDR by ISIK5
This is Sirkeci Train Station.

After the Crimean War, the Ottoman authorities concluded that a railway connecting Europe with Istanbul was necessary. The first contract was signed with Labro, a British member of parliament, in January 1857. The contract was cancelled three months later because Labro was unable to provide the investment capital required. Similar second and third contracts signed with British and Belgian entrepreneurs in 1860 and 1868 ended with the same result. On April 17, 1869, the concession for the "Rumeli Railroad" was awarded to Baron Maurice de Hirsch (Moritz Freiherr Hirsch auf Gereuth), a Bavaria-born banker from Belgium. The project foresaw a route from Istanbul via Edirne, Plovdiv and Sarajevo to the shore of the Sava River. The construction of the first 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Istanbul to Halkalı began on June 4, 1870, and was completed on January 4, 1871. An extension of the line to Sirkeci was demanded as the starting point since Yeşilköy was too far away from Eminönü, the main business district of that epoch. The first proposed option for the line was a route from Beyazit down to the shore of the Golden Horn. The Ottoman Sultan Abdülaziz decided and permitted the route to run on the shoreline of the Sea of Marmara bordering the walls of Topkapı Palace’s lower garden. The extension line was completed on July 21, 1872. In 1873, a "temporary" terminus station in Sirkeci was built.

The terminal building which rises on an area of 1,200 m2 (13,000 sq ft) is one of the most famous examples of European Orientalism, and has influenced the designs of other architects. The building was also modern, having gas lighting and heating in winter.
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NoviceOfAnimation Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Great work! Excellent description!
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :hug:
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terzabl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful photo!
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx :hug:
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naturlandhotel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
mükemmel bir gar fotoğrafı.. bittim resmen :))
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Beğendiğine sevindim :D
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Onceuponatime13 Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
this is sublime ...never liked trains and train stations but you make them lovable :hug:
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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bulentcalli Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Hayranınızım :) Bana HDR yi sevdiren sanatçıdır adınız bundan böyle.
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