Ottoman Style

The Orient and its charm
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Beautiful house on Bosphorus shores, Istanbul, Turkey

Beautiful house on Bosphorus shores, Istanbul, Turkey

Venetian Sultanas in the Harem: Nur Banu, was beautiful, smart, ready to convert her faith, had learned to speak exquisite Turkish and mastered the etiquette of the Ottoman court, become a virtuoso at playing the lute and serving coffee.  All these became her opening to meeting the Sultan in his mother’s quarters, as she had become a ‘favourite’.

Venetian Sultanas in the Harem: Nur Banu, was beautiful, smart, ready to convert her faith, had learned to speak exquisite Turkish and mastered the etiquette of the Ottoman court, become a virtuoso at playing the lute and serving coffee. All these became her opening to meeting the Sultan in his mother’s quarters, as she had become a ‘favourite’.

Istanbul, with its majestic Ottoman palaces, gives a taste of the East with its culture and its ottoman-baroque style. This wonderful city also features an unexpected perspective of Paris, an effect of the French influence on the sultans in the mid-nineteenth century.

Istanbul, with its majestic Ottoman palaces, gives a taste of the East with its culture and its ottoman-baroque style. This wonderful city also features an unexpected perspective of Paris, an effect of the French influence on the sultans in the mid-nineteenth century.

European side of İstanbul with Rumeli Hisarı castle and blooming flowers...

European side of İstanbul with Rumeli Hisarı castle and blooming flowers...

Chandelier, Dolmabahçe Palace! Istanbul...

Chandelier, Dolmabahçe Palace! Istanbul...

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