Thames River, London

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Evening lights, Thames river, London Best place in town, already have many memories here and close by. Hopefully there will be many more to come.

The pride of the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, and its most valuable single exhibit is the 86-carat pear-shaped Spoonmaker Diamond, also known as the Kasikci. Surrounded by a double-row of 49 Old Mine cut diamonds.

The pride of the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, and its most valuable single exhibit is the pear-shaped Spoonmaker Diamond, also known as the Kasikci. Surrounded by a double-row of 49 Old Mine cut diamonds. Just absolutely stunning!

Chandelier, Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

The world's largest Bohemian crystal chandelier is in the Ceremonial Hall of Dolmabahçe Palace in The chandelier, a gift from Queen Victoria, has 750 lamps and weighs tonnes. Dolmabahçe has the largest collection of Bohemian and Baccarat cr

Wow! Fatih Mosque - Istanbul, (Turkey)

The Fatih Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey.

Emerald Earrings. 19th century, emeralds, diamonds, enamel, gold, h. 5 cm, l. 4,5 cm, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul

Seventeenth century Ottoman emerald earrings, Pair of very rare enameled gold earrings with emeralds and small diamonds. Ottoman ca 1690 see for very similar example exhibited in the Top Kapi museum Istanbul.

Istanbul Bosphorus,Turkey

Favorite part of the city: ferry ride seeing these beautiful waterfront homes…

Istanbul, Turkey

These photos are in the Beyoĝlu district along the historic pedestrian Istikal Caddesi, once known as Grande Rue de Pera.

Istanbul's Grand Bazaar is one of the reasons I want to go to Turkey

Istanbul's Grand Bazaar includes many stores selling brightly colored hanging lights with a teardrop design of colorful glass mosaics.

I'd love to have this in my house to curl up and read books.

I want a beautiful nook next to a window like this. -An Indian Summer: Traditional Indian Decor.

Istanbul

“Puss-in-Boots” by Efemir Art. A black cat guards the way to the Galata Tower, Istanbul, Turkey.

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