RU  UK  EN
Статьи  >  Visit  >  World ghettos: Polish village in Istanbul

World ghettos: Polish village in Istanbul

Автор: 15.08.2020 | travel, Turkey, Poland, world ghetto
It is hard to imagine more different nations than citizens of Turkey and Poland. Their variety is reflected in everything, from religion to culinary traditions. Nevertheless, they get on well during more than 150 years in the suburbs of Istambul. We would like to talk about this unique neighbourhood in the rubric 'ghetto in the world'.

In thirty kilometers in the East from the legendary Bosphorus in the outskirts of Asian part of Istambul there are magnificent forests, hills, rivers and refreshing villages that represent the true area of coolness in the hot metropolis for the citizens. As administrative border of the city has finished, there is one of the most favourite villages of Turkey, Polonezkoy what is translated like "Polish village". Today there are nearly 500 people while one third is represented by Polish men who are fluent in Polish language, brilliant at crafts and national cuisine. Polish village is really famous for its cooking feature, not to mention the magnificent nature and a great deal of rest bases. All these peculiarities have made this place so popular for weekend rest of Istambul citizens.Photo i.hurimg.com

Polish people loved these lands in 1840s when the prominent social activist, patriot and sponsor Michael Chaikovskyy came with the important mission. Polish nobility who did not want to give in to the division of their own country between three giant empires, Russian, German and Austrian has come up with the plan to restore sovereignty. During these years the main center of Polish resistance was Paris with numerous politicians, commanders, and executives. However, France could not help Slavic people in the argument with such opponents. In the meantime, Turkey that was afraid of the strong influence of Russia at Balkans and East was ready to give a shelter for Polish people who had to create one more headquarter to continue their fight. On the 19-th of March 1842 at the area of the current Polonezkoy the first Polish hut was settled. Soon these picturesque places welcomed several thousands of Polish people from all the corners of the world. What is more interesting is that among Polish people the name Polonezkoy was not so popular. They came up with another name, Adampol, given in honor of the fighter for independence, Adam Chartoryyskyy who personally bought this territory from sultan sending there Chaikovskyy to be a leader.f03f48386fc9a0a658594d110aa0c1eb.jpgPhoto i.pinimg.com

As we know from the history, the anticipations of Polish people took a lot of time to fulfil. Only in the 20-th century they finally recovered the sovereignty of their country. Despite this fact, during all this time in Polish village at the outskirts of Istambul life was rather interesting. The national newspapers were published, meetings were organized and the churches were built. Even when in 1860-1880 it became evident that so as to continue fight they felt shortage of powers from Turkey, the local Polish people with the majority of nobility qualified to the agricultural men and were not willing to move away. They had fallen in love with these lands and got acquainted with Turkish people who, by the way, act in a respectful and tolerant manner. Moreover, till 1990 when new settlers came searching for work and accomodation in universal Istambul. Apart from traditional crafts, the local citizens still handle agriculture, fishing, and farming transforming the green hills, valleys and forests into the true farm with fruit gardens under 15-million metropolis. The nature and climate allow them to do what they love. That's why they are highly appreciated by Turkish people. It was testified by the high prices for products from Adampol at the markets.Photo neredekal.com

Certainly, nowadays Polonezkoy stopped being as agricultural as it used to be 50 years ago. The travel area in the 21-st century looks much more attractive, nearly 20-30 years ago the authentic restaurants have been built along with hotels and rest houses because these lands gained incredible popularity due to its unusual history and natural resources. Among millions of guests and tourists there were Lech Walesa, Ferencz Liszt, Mustafa Kemal, Gustave Flaubert, etc. All of them found out there something unique what was truly relaxing, say, green landscapes or old wooden village houses from the roofs of which Istambul skyscrapers were visible. By the way, the authorities of the city support the village dealing with infrastructure issues and assigning Polish people to executive positions. All the national institutes, tables on the roads and indicators are dubbed into two languages. It is hard to believe but friendship and tolerance rule there, in Polonezkoy. Turkish like this Polish feature in their city along with the hardworking nature of Slavic people. In their turn, Polish men will never forget that verily Turkey was the only great state in the 19-th century time.

Cover photo ecctur.com

Вам это будет интересно:
Gobi Syndrome. Mysterioius Land of Mongolia.
When winds start wandering among those stone, caressing peaks of sand barchans and forcing down rare vegetationm entire space around gets filled with marvellous sounds. Herdsmen, who happen to spend nights in one of the most mysterious deserts of the globe, tell about drumrolls, enchanting sounds of flute and voices, murmuring something indistinguishable.
Foot walk around Aachen
To visit three countries over one day – it is possible if you are in Aachen. Situated amid Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, small student town took in features of medieval culture that reflected in its astonishing architecture. Yelena Buravtsova visited the town for it to win her heart with its off-beat monuments, streets paved with stone blocks, cozy cafés, one of a kind printed spice cake, museums and spectacular races.
The travel to whale’s chaps
Even being adults, sometimes we are able to bring to life the children’s fantasies, see the stories from childish dreams, and embody what has seemed to be the fairytale. Have you ever dreamt of being in the whale’s chaps? Just imagine that you were swollen by the giant fish, and you were living there for a long time, looked at it inside, settled down there, swam and dived there?
Several facets of a multi-faceted Boston
Impressions of this city depend much on what you have visited before being introduced to it. After Los Angeles it may seem very business-like and culturally rich, after New York – provincial and old-fashioned somehow. In any case, it has a bright and memorable face of a gentleman from Massachusetts.
Rice canvas. Tambo Art
The Japanese are very creative people, especially when it comes to rice. If they have some extra spare time and large spacious rice paddies, then routine process of growing an agricultural crop turns into art...
Don’t get lost: The most interesting markets of Istanbul
Eastern cities are hard to imagine without a huge number of the commercial places. It is in the genes of the local citizens to sell and buy regardless their age and status. Despite the fact that Istanbul is semi-European city, the metropolis has prominent oriental features. So as to know exactly where to go and what to buy, OUTLOOK talks about the most spectacular markets after returning from Istanbul.
Karakol. What is worth to know
Nature and heritage are above and beyond temporary drawbacks in infrastructure and services of Kyrgyzstan, which in terms of tourism is approaching to Georgia and Armenia. Let's consider this through the example of the cosy city of Karakol.
Departure: Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan is called Middle Asian Switzerland. Mountains, rivers, waterfalls, caves, cols and green meadows aren’t a speck inferior in terms of aesthetics to European ones yet travelers haven't duly appreciated this country so far. Across-the-board exploration of the land by the state’s guests has only just begun. And alongside hotels that are being swiftly erected, ordinary yurts are still offered for residence to feel local natural.
VIDEO. Bethlehem: perfect holiness
On this great holiday for all Christians of the Orthodox rite, we want to present you a video about the holy places of Palestine, namely the city of Bethlehem.
Poland attractions: Kings are almighty!
Royal court intrigues, arranged marriages and stunning interiors. These are associations which arise when mentioning life of monarchs. Yet, Poland is a royal country. Here, in a few minutes and just at a few zlotys one can immerse into this atmosphere which is magical for mere mortals.
Puerto Rico: Swimming with fireflies
Many travelers just don’t want to go into all the troubles to get an American visa for some two weeks of holidays. But having glanced at pictures of Puerto Rican Mosquito Bay they’ll change their minds instantly. Dark sea slick, silence… when suddenly mysterious green glow from the depth extends the darkness to shock the public on the shore.
Interesting not only in city centers. Residential districts of the world
There are hardly many travelers who would go somewhere further than city centre where their hotel is situated when on a short-term journey. And if location is a metropolis on top of everything else, such “outside” trips are sure to be put on hold till better occasions.
Ferris wheel goes round...
Except for Russian-speaking countries, nowhere else a round metal attraction is called a devil’s wheel. Named after its creator, Ferris wheel first opened panorama of Chicago city from 80-meter height in 1893. Since then rotating upright wheels with multiple passenger cabins began to spring up almost in every big city. OUTLOOK offers you to learn about the most impressive observation wheels.
Rainbow-colored Flower
Everybody remembers a child’s fairy tale about the magical rainbow-colored flower that could make wishes come true. But some of us don’t know that it actually exists. Not so much in the shape of a flower but more like in granular state. We mean the sand that one of the villages on Mauritius, called Shamarel, is covered with.
Liguria: Mediterranean recipe of ideal cities
When planning a trip to Ligurian coast, even do not hope that within several days you will manage to explore the length and breadth of it. So you would only irritate your craving for travelling. Each ingredient of Liguria coast can only be savoured forgetting about the existence of the rest of the world. The port city of Genoa (Italian: Genova) is the chief city of the Liguria region.
Departure: Porto
The city of elegant bridges and mazelike streets, fouled on the map as if a headphones carelessly flung into a pocket. A place that gave name to the whole country and an alcohol drink that used to pack a punch for rugged sailors. The capital’s main rival and the pride of the North in its opposition to the South. We’re talking about Porto – Portugal’s second business and industrial centre after Lisbon and all-in-all one of key South European metropolises.
Sentosa – The whole Singapore in one island
To fully experience a country with the territory of over 700 square meters in merely a couple-of-days-long walking tour is very much possible. And no superpowers like teleportation or ability to move at light speed are needed for that. It is enough to head for Sentosa Island that pertains to the Republic of Singapore and completely reflects its specialties. And all that against no more than 100 dollars!
We were there: Prague
Prague... It is romantic, decadent, sad and cheerful, sublime and spiritual, reflected in the flapping wings of well-fed seagulls on the Charles Bridge, in the mirror pools of Vltava River... Prague is a very attractive and slightly strange European city. Creative copywriter Masha Goldman once spent several days there and told us about Prague charms.
Alfama: Moorish heritage of Lisbon
Today we are inviting you for a walk in the oldest neighbourhood in the city of Lisbon, the famous Alfama, an emblematic quarter we often see in the movies and works of popular culture when it comes to the Portuguese capital. Founded by the Moors in the eighth century, the most genuine neighbourhood Alfama blows visitors away immediately with its picturesque labyrinth of narrow streets...
Truth in grain or Polish style coffee
France, Italy and Venice - these names were chosen by foreigners for their restaurants, which gave a grounding for coffee biography of Poland. Residents of the country became one of the first in Eastern Europe gourmets who appreciated taste and flavor of the unusual drink. Only a few were aware of the fact that a new source of pleasure was produced from fruit of the tree once grown in Ethiopia in the wild.
Закрыть
Outlook facebook page