Virtually all Ottoman-era houses built in Istanbul were made of wood; until the 20th century Istanbul was still predominantly a "wooden city". There remained four fairly large quarters with traditional wooden houses. Süleymaniye, Zeyrek, both sides of the Bosporus in the form of wooden villas dotting the shoreline, and as summer residences houses on the Princes' Islands.

Virtually all Ottoman-era houses built in Istanbul were made of wood;

Istanbul Past & Future

TurkeyVision added 32 new photos — in Istanbul, Turkey.

Galata Tower and Bosphorus, Photo Ara Guler.

✿ ❤ Perihan ❤ ✿ İstanbul, Ferry service at Eminönü, 1971 Ara Guler/Magnum

Istanbul, photo taken in 19th century from Uskudar

Istanbul, photo taken in century from Uskudar

Valide Mosque, Istanbul.

image courtesy of Marie Anne Marandet

Endowing money for the construction of a fountain and a water supply line to it was an act of piety which played an important role in Ottoman life.

Endowing money for the construction of a fountain and a water supply line to it was an act of piety which played an important role in Ottoman life.

Istanbul Past and Future

Istanbul Past and Future

Galata and Golden Horn

Galata and Golden Horn

Bosphorus

Bosphorus

Golden Horn & Bosphorus

Golden Horn & Bosphorus

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