Watery World #62: Port of Izmir

15 Jun

Izmir, historically Smyrna, is Turkey’s third most populous city and the second largest port city after Istanbul.  It is also one of our ports of call on our Mediterranean cruise.  It’s the gateway to the ancient historical city of Ephesus.  I am currently running a series on Ephesus over at my other blog.

For more water images, head on to WATERY WEDNESDAY, hosted by the amiable 2sweetnsaxy.


Posted by on June 15, 2010 in Uncategorized


24 responses to “Watery World #62: Port of Izmir

  1. kayni

    June 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    nice shot

  2. Spiderdama

    June 15, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Wonderful builing there at the pier. Great shot for ww!

  3. EG Wow, Canada

    June 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Must be a very busy port indeed as the city looks very modern!

  4. Gemma@Greyscale

    June 15, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    A modern, elegant looking city! Like how the buildings curve around the port! Beautiful shot!

  5. Dharma Shots

    June 15, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    It is a great photo of the place…Thanks too for the story from your previous post.

  6. Pooja Aggarwal

    June 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Nice – what were all those buses lined up for ?

    • ewok1993

      June 15, 2010 at 11:17 pm

      this is where cruise ships dock and so the buses are waiting for cruisers who signed up for organized tour 🙂

  7. Eileen

    June 16, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Wonderful view of the port, the buses are waiting to take tourist on excursions? Great photo!

  8. Bonnie Bonsai

    June 16, 2010 at 12:11 am

    What a wonderful journey you had have over there visiting the most important Biblical Places.
    Smyrna is one of the Seven Churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation explaining the characteristics of the people that aptly describe most of us.

  9. Linnea

    June 16, 2010 at 12:41 am

    I love the silvery tones in this scene. I wonder what the views over the water are like. Yes, you’re right. My WW shot was taken of the hills in Vallejo. We were right at the mouth of the Napa River just next to Mare Island. Pretty views but the water was really muddy!

  10. Martha Z

    June 16, 2010 at 3:49 am

    I can understand why there are so many busses, I think Ephesus would be a much more interesting place to visit.

  11. Christina, Sweden

    June 16, 2010 at 4:18 am

    looks crowded and I like the reflections

  12. Riet

    June 16, 2010 at 6:13 am

    What a great sight.

  13. Arija

    June 16, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Hope you are having the most marvellous time on your cruise. Turkey is a great country to visit. Have you lashed out on a few Turkish carpets yet?

  14. Joanne Olivieri

    June 16, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I recently saw a travel documentary on this spot with PBS. It was fascinating. The reflections you’ve capture in this photo are spectacular, very well done.

    • ewok1993

      June 17, 2010 at 12:49 am

      I should keep my eye on this docu – I’m very interested.

  15. Sallie (FullTime-:Life)

    June 16, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Looks like a beautiful City — are those tour busses lined up there? I’m going to drop on over to your other blog to read more.

  16. luna miranda

    June 16, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    nice view! love those white buses. did you ride in one of those?

  17. Joe Todd

    June 16, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Enjoyed the photo off to check out your other blog. Concerning my post we stayed at the Iberostar Punta Cana all inclusive. Booked through Appkle vacations. They
    did a good job and had best price. Nicest beach I’ve ever been on.

    • ewok1993

      June 17, 2010 at 12:49 am

      Will check this out. Thanks for answering my question.

  18. 2sweetnsaxy

    June 16, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Look at all of the buses lined up. Must be a great tourist spot. 🙂

  19. ann chin

    June 16, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Those round things? Are they boats?

    • ewok1993

      June 17, 2010 at 12:49 am

      the round things are buoys.

  20. Sonia Mascaro

    June 17, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Beautiful! I can imagine you did a wonderful trip!


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