1537  The Blue Dome of the Soltaniyeh Mosque (Iran). By Ottoman Turk Matrakçı Nasuh, a polymath who created a new form of art under Suleyman that depicted the topography of cities of the Ottoman Empire with great precision and detail. Istanbul University Library 5967.

Matrakçı Nasuh-Map of Soltaniyeh-Beyan-i Menazil-i Sefer-i Irakeyn-i Sultan Suleyman, written circa (Istanbul University Library)

Talise Ottoman Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The biggest hammam in the Middle East—plus separate ladies’ and gentlemen’s spas, a couples’ spa, and treatments ranging from 30-minute facials to four-hour rituals using Aromatherapy Associates and Kerstin Florantin products.

Hot List 2012: Hot Spas

It's Thursday and all we can think about is going to a far off somewhere in the middle of nowhere and - Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Talise Ottoman Spa

must find these arches and columns on a trip to #Istanbul... so inspired by @honestly_wtf

Istanbul

the columns were imported one by one from conquered Grecian,Roman, Egyptian lands' antiquities.the high art of recycling isn't so new.

Beautiful angle on a photo of a Turkish mosque.

Istanbul: my kind of town

Beautiful angle on a photo of a Turkish mosque.

Ottoman Architecture, photographs by Eduard Widmer

It is in that golden stain of time that we are to look for the real. - but does it float Ottoman Architecture, photographs by Eduard Widmer

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