This old map is quite different than actual Izmir maps. Specially Meles Brook and harbour areas are different. This overlay shows pre-reconstruction of the city before the big fire incident in September 1922. Map's legends shows locations of consulates before the destruction. One part of the city destroyed by the fire is now Izmir Fair (Culture Park or Izmir International Fair). Image overlay i...
HMAS J3 formerly HMS J3 was a J class submarine built for the Royal Navy by HM Dockyard at Pembroke Dock in Wales and launched on 4 December 1915, was transferred to Australia on 25 March 1919 and operated out of Geelong in Victoria, paid off on 12 July 1922, was sold in April 1924 and sunk in 1926.
Bayrakli is known first settlement of Izmir (3000 BC) at which time it shared with Troy the most advanced culture in Western Anatolia. Overlay shows excavation area at Bayrakli. Image overlay in color. Izmir-Turkey.
The Atatürk Monument situated in the center of Cumhuriyet Meydanı, or Republic Square, is an impressive statue of Atatürk mounted on a horse. This monument erected in 1933. Overlay also shows highest building of Izmir, Hilton. Image overlay in color. Izmir-Turkey.
Konak, Konak Meydani, Clock Tower, Municipality Buildings, Ikicesmelik slope and famous Kemeralti. In the streets of the Kemeralti Market area, it is possible to find fascinating antiques, both fine and fun jewelry, a great variety of clothing, and the dried figs and raisins for which Izmir is famous. Image overlay in color. Izmir, Turkey.
The Hans Egede was a wooden, auxiliary 3-masted ship, built in 1922 by J. Th. Jorgensen at Thuro, Denmark. It was reported damaged by fire on 21 August 1955. and towed to Dover where the fire was extinguished. In 1957 she passed into the ownership of the Atlas Diesel Co. and was towed out of Dover by the tug Westercock. She then spent some years in the Medway as a coal and/or grain hulk. She wa...
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