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Istanbul 2012

 
Istanbul under snow
Feb 1, 2012

I was lucky to be there on one of those rare days when white snow adds new look to well-known buildings.

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Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
Feb 1, 2012

Constructed in 1524, the building was formerly the palace of İbrahim Pasha, who was the first grand vizier to Suleiman the Magnificent.
The museum collection includes notable examples of Islamic calligraphy, tiles, and rugs as well as ethnographic displays on various cultures in Turkey.
See the originals if you are curious about the details of the ornaments on the carpets: there is a grey arrow at the top right of each photo for this purpose.

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