Turkey Izmir - Asansor ( Elevator )

Asansör (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_language for "en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elevator";, derived from the en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_language word) is a historical building in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%B0zmir's en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karata%C5%9F,_%C4%B0zmir quarter, within the boundaries of the metropolitan district of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konak_(District),_%C4%B0zmir. It was built in 1907 as a work of public service by a wealthy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.

In time, the small street that led to the building also came to be known under the same name, Asansör Street (Asansör Sokağı). In the 1940s, one of the residents of the street was the singer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dario_Moreno, who was to attain fame later.

It was recently restored and since then, became one of the landmarks of İzmir. The street was renamed Dario Moreno Street in memory of the singer.

Currently, top of Asansör is one of the most famous restaurants in Izmir.