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Ottoman Turkish family, 1915-20.

Ottoman Turkish family, 1915-20.

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent painting by the Italian painter Tiziano Vecellio (1488-1576).

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent painting by the Italian painter Tiziano Vecellio (1488-1576).

Street in Uskudar. 1969. photo by Ara Guler

Street in Uskudar. 1969. photo by Ara Guler

Pasha Summerhouse - Taken through the window because the Summerhouse is closed to the public, resulted in interesting reflections of the garden

Pasha Summerhouse - Taken through the window because the Summerhouse is closed to the public, resulted in interesting reflections of the garden

Pammakaristos Church (2) - Istanbul, Istanbul

Pammakaristos Church (2) - Istanbul, Istanbul

Fethiye museum, Pammakaristos Church, Balat-Fatih, İstanbul, pentax k10d, ozgur ozkok

Fethiye museum, Pammakaristos Church, Balat-Fatih, İstanbul, pentax k10d, ozgur ozkok

Fethiye Mosque, Pammakaristos Church

Fethiye Mosque, Pammakaristos Church

lovely door with pink roses. Kadıkoy /Istanbul

lovely door with pink roses. Kadıkoy /Istanbul

Some of the most opulent cornice boards I've ever seen.  Victorian designers and homeowners left no detail unembellished.  Over-the-top included walls, ceilings, and drapes.

Some of the most opulent cornice boards I've ever seen. Victorian designers and homeowners left no detail unembellished. Over-the-top included walls, ceilings, and drapes.

Royal Chamber:  Topkapı Palace

Royal Chamber: Topkapı Palace

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