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The Inner Bailey (Kalei蓾)

The ancient city center surrounded by the sea and land walls is today called the Kalei蓾 (Inner Bailey). The streets and buildings still carry the marks of Antalya's history. The characteristic of the houses is not only in their architectural style but also in reflecting the living habits, customs and social ways of the inhabitants of ancient Antalya.

The streets within the bailey are narrow, and extend upwards from the harbor and along by the walls. The difference in the houses shows the economic status of the owners or the purpose for which they were used. However, most of them were built of stonework spread with wood and has a front and back garden. Only very few windows overlook to the street on the first floor while there is a cumba (bay-widow, salient) on the top floors adorned with ornaments and in harmony with the architecture of the building. The inner center of the houses open onto a paved country yard leading to the ground rooms and stairs to upper floors. Today, it is restored and serve as a leisure place with, small hotels, souvenir shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants and even with a supermarket servicing to yachts. Well to visit Kalei蓾 is a must while you are in Antalya. World Federation of Travel Writers and Journalists awarded Antalya with its Golden Apple in 1984 for the careful restoration of the harbor

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  • Copyright: Gurkan Akcakir (izmirli) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2746 W: 0 N: 428] (3989)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2008-01-20
  • Categories: 建築
  • Exposure:f/3.4
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  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-07-29 7:45
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