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The Ornate Bird Palaces of Ottoman-Era Turkey

An important element of Ottoman architecture in Turkey was the addition of birdhouses affixed to the outer walls of significant city structures, a safe space for regular avian guests to nest outside of mosques, inns, bridges, libraries, schools, and fountains. The birdhouses were … Continue reading

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The Istanbul Art-Boom Bubble

Originally posted on Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice:
Istiklal Caddesi, the central pedestrian artery of Istanbul. By SUZY HANSEN Published: February 10, 2012 From the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/magazine/istanbul-art-boom-bubble.html Earlier this winter, the giant 120-year-old Ottoman bank building in Istanbul…

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