Once upon a time,Galata ...a neighborhood in Canstantinople, now Istanbul

Istanbul is full of amazing architect! Here is the the tallest tower in Istanbul the Galata Tower. I heard a rumor that the top of the tower is used to spot fires in the city.

Federico Bartolini (Italian, 19/20th century) "The pot seller"

Federico Bartolini (Italian, century) The pot seller, watercolour on paper, 52 x cm.

Urban Bicycle Greeting Card for Sale by Carol Pascale

Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas - Turquoise Bicycle in Front of a Brick Wall with Basket of Bread, Daisies and Strawberries, x

Cami girişindeki Kadınlar / Women in the mosque's entrance ........ Ressam/Painter : Osman Hamdi Bey - Mr. Osman Hamdi

by Osman Hamdi century) Osman Hamdi was an Ottoman statesman, intellectual, art expert and also a prominent and pioneering Turkish painter.

Guzel bir resim

Ottoman era ladies doing embroidery, one of the major talents of homemakers of the time.

Hagia Sophia - символ «золотого века» Византии...в живописи. Обсуждение на LiveInternet - Российский Сервис Онлайн-Дневников

Aya Sofya Mosque, Istanbul, as recently restored by order of H. the Sultan Abdul Medjid / from the original drawings by Chevalier Gaspard Fossati, 1852

Stanislaus von Chlebowski (Polish, 1835-1884). Mendicant at the Mosque Door

Stanislaus von Chlebowski (Polish, Mendicant at the Mosque Door (Cami kapısında dilenci )

Dancer in harem (Orientalist painting). Her costume is somewhat manufactured, though not totally invented---she seems to be missing her chemise, among other things. Artist painted her in high pattens worn by ladies to travel in streets or in bathhouses, not indoor shoes normally; unless possibly she danced in them to show off her balance?

Middle Eastern Belly Dancer Dancing with a Veil to Musical Accompaniment. what's she standing on?