Author Archives: S. Agar

Istanbul Archaeology Museum

One of the places that must be visited in Istanbul. The museum was opened in 1891. Founder is Osman Hamdi Bey ((1842 ? 1910) was an Ottoman statesman, intellectual, art expert and also a prominent and pioneering Turkish painter. He … Continue reading

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Touristic Madrid

How about a change? This time only a touristic tour of Madrid with photos. Some historical place photos and Museums will follow shortly. Please follow the link to the gallery Below is a photo from a Street Concert. Madrid is … Continue reading

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3 ?erefeli Cami (Mosque) in Edirne, Turkey

Another mosque from Edirne. This is an Ottoman mosque in Edirne, Turkey. It was built from the order of Sultan Murat II. The mosque is located in the historical center of the city, close to other prominent historical mosques, Selimiye … Continue reading

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Rome with Leica M8

Various albums are included. (9 to be exact) Rome deserves that, being the capital of the Roman Empire, which extended to Turkey and farther away. An interesting note to share is that, there are more roman sites in Turkey than … Continue reading

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Iznik, a capital for many civilizations

A small town in Turkey, located on the ?znik lake, close to Bursa. No one would guess that this town was the capital of many civilizations, or that it was one of the early centers of Christianity. Therefore, the small … Continue reading

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Sardes ancient city, Sart-Turkey

Turkey is full of major ancient cities, because it’s located at the junction of trading between the east and the west. Sardes is one of the most important of these cities, since it was the capital of Lydia, where first … Continue reading

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URFA, Bal?kl?g?l (Lake with sacred fish)

Urfa is located in the south-eastern part of Turkey. The photos are from the legendary lake of Sacred Fish (Baliklig?l) where Abraham was thrown into the fire by Nimrod. According to the myth, the fire became the lake, and the … Continue reading

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Zeugma/Belk?s in Turkey

Here are photos from our recent trip to Gaziantep. You may visit the Gallery Link. The first 2 items are the most precious pieces. First one is “Mars”, Roman’s war God, and the second one is? the “Gypsy Girl” . … Continue reading

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Prag teaser album

A few photos from Prag. Here is the link

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Old Mosque – Edirne, Turkey

The Old Mosque (Turkish: Eski Camii) is an old Ottoman mosque in Edirne, Turkey. Construction was started by Emir S?leyman, and completed under the rule of his brother, Sultan Mehmet I during 1402-1414. The mosque is located in the historical … Continue reading

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