In Ordu, university students viewed hundreds of waterfalls spread over 19 districts in the city and brought them to a virtual environment with the ‘Ordu City of Waterfalls’ project. With the project, it is aimed to discover the hidden waterfalls in the city and contribute to the promotion and tourism of the city.
Nearly 100 waterfalls discovered in Ordu, famous for the streams and rivers of the Eastern Black Sea Region, attract the attention of nature tourism professionals. The scenery that emerges with the waterfalls formed by the streams flowing from high altitudes in the city, which is the subject of folk songs, attracts nature lovers.
Ordu University (ODÜ) Fine Arts Faculty Radio, Television and Cinema Department Head Prof. Dr. Mehmet Yılmaz and his students brought together hundreds of waterfall images spread over 19 districts of the city on the website ‘www.selalelersehriordu.org’ with the ‘Ordu City of Waterfalls’ project.
In project scope; Photographs and videos of the waterfalls, which are carefully prepared in many ways, which can be accessed on the website, are the center of attention. With the project whose infrastructure lasted 2.5 years; It is aimed to discover the waterfalls, which are known throughout the province but remain hidden, to contribute to the promotion and tourism of the city.
“THERE ARE OVER 300 WATERFALLS”
ODU Faculty of Fine Arts Radio, Television and Cinema Department Head Prof. Dr. Stating that his project was an idea that emerged as a result of consultation with graduate students, Mehmet Yılmaz said, “We see a very serious waterfall in Ordu. Let’s count it right now, maybe we can say Çiseli, Kadıncık, Karaoluk, Armutlu, Ingölü, Çağlayan, but apart from these, there are over 300 waterfalls. Some are even unknown, not found. “This caught our attention seriously and we chose waterfalls as a theme from here,” he said.
“WE WILL EVALUATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO THE END”
Stating that the project will contribute to the tourism of the city, which will be branded with waterfalls, Prof. Dr. Yılmaz said, “We wanted to remove the negative image for the city positively. So we said let’s come out with a positive image. In this sense, we have pursued the goal of moving our city with a positive image. Therefore, we want to bring our Ordu to the national media agenda with a positive image by using professional media strategies. In this sense, the theme of ‘city of waterfalls’ is a very serious opportunity that provides us with its beauty. We will make use of this opportunity to the full ”.
“WATER MESSAGE AGAINST DROUGHT”
Stating that they also aim to give an environmental message against drought within the project, Prof Dr. Yılmaz said, “There is global climate change that we can face as a fundamental problem of the world in the near future. The potential problem that may arise due to global climate change will be drought. We want to give an environmental message with this project. Water is a great value, if there is no water, there are no waterfalls. If there is no water, there is no life. In this sense, we want to create an awareness. We tried to give life to the project based on these motivations ”.