Asansör

Asansör (Turkish for “elevator”, derived from the French word ascenseur) is a historical building in İzmir’s Karataş quarter, within the boundaries of the metropolitan district of Konak. It was built in 1907 as a work of public service by a wealthy Jewish banker and trader of that period, Nesim Levi Bayraklıoğlu, in order to ease passage from the narrow coastline of Karataş to the hillside, the elevator within the building serving to carry people and goods through the steep cliff between the two parts of the quarter.
* View of Asansör from Darío Moreno Street
* Looking up at the Asansör tower
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