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. Don't miss it's story at http://famousdiamonds.tripod.com/spoonmakersdiamond.html#

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 diamond

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul - Turkey

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul - Turkey ok næste gang skal vi altså derhen!

Stephane Passet, quartier pera, Istanbul 1912

Stephane Passet, quartier pera(Taksim now), Istanbul 1912

Sirkeci, 1968, photo by Ara Güler, from Ara Güler’s Istanbul

sirkeci, 1968 photo by ara güler, from ara güler’s istanbul *** please don’t repost this as your own

street in tophane leading to bogazkesen, turkey, 1959  photo by ara güler, from ara güler’s istanbul

“street in tophane leading to bogazkesen, turkey, 1959 photo by ara güler/ magnum photos ”

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