İznik Walls

Sadi Gökeer

Sadi Gökeer

Sadi Gökeer

Sadi Gökeer

Born in 1967, Bursa. After graduating from Bursa Erkek High School, he graduated from Uludag University in 1989 as a Mechanical Engineer. Then, he graduated from Istanbul University, Institute of Business Economics. He is still working at automotive sector in Bursa. In 1992, he started taking photographs with a camera that he bought. He is currently teaching basic photography under BUFSAD and is on the board of directors. His works are mainly focused on social documentary and nature photography.

In this show, you will watch the images of the magnificent city walls surrounding the district, accompanied by information about the history of Bursa Iznik district, under the theme of "They are the Future". The first settlement in Iznik dates back to 2500 BC years. The settlement established here before the 7th century BC was called 'Helikare'. In the days of Macedonian Emperor III. Alexandros (in 316 BC), the city was named Antigoneia. Later, General Lysimakhos gave the name of his wife here, and after that date it was called Nikea. The walls, which were started to be built in the Bithynia Period (4th century BC), took their present shape with new additions in the Roman and Byzantine periods. The walls that surround Iznik in a five-sided polygon shape are approximately 4 thousand 970 meters long. The walls of this city, which later became one of the important centers of the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman Empires, bear the deep traces of history.

In the show, there are short films by drone and photos of some details from important parts of the city walls.

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