Turkophile, Francophile and Norwegian-American husband and father in a Turkish family. Dual American-Turkish citizenship. Berkeley Grad.

Ayvalik, Turkey
Joined January 2012
A bakery in late 19th Century polyglot Constantinople, in Ortaköy, with a window sign in Armenian, Ladino (of Sephardic Jews), English, Ottoman, Greek and Russian.
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A picture of the battleship Yavuz taken from the American aircraft carrier USS Leyte during its visit to Istanbul in May 1947. A F8F-1 Bearcat aircraft is also in the picture. Photo ht Kara Cahil
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Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa Paşa Mosque, on the eve of destruction. Karaköy, Istanbul, 1956 Photo ht Kara Cahil
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Vita Cooking Oil Factory, Bakırköy, Istanbul, 1953 Photo ht Mehmet Salih Yıldırım
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In this photo from 1985 Istanbul are the 7th and 8th sections of Ataköy, opposite Şirinevler. Today, multi-storey buildings and the metro station are located here. Photo ht Ahmet Yolcu
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Galata Bridge, Istanbul, 1920s Photo ht Muazzez Cılentı
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Kartal, Istanbul, 1980s Photo ht Cevdet Akgün
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Çırağan Caddesi, Beşiktaş, Istanbul, 1950s (Great) Photo ht Ali Özcaş
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Haydarpaşa Train Station, Istanbul, 1919 "(Haydarpaşa) was used as an armoury during WW I but was sabotaged on Sept. 6, 1917 in an explosion. (Also), the area was bombed from the air twice in 1918 by the British to add to the destruction." - Levantine Heritage Foundation
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Entrance to the Grande Rue de Péra (Istiklal Caddesi), Istanbul, c 1890-1900 Photo by Mihran Iranian, ht Mehmet Hacıosmanoğlu
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The first instance of counterfeit money in the Turkish Republic is this hand drawn 1000 Lira bill 🤣 Photo ht Tülay Şafak
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Çengelköy, on the Bosphorus, those good ol' days Photo ht Mustafa Yıldız
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Cihangir Mosque, on the Bosphorus, c 1880 and today Photo ht Fatoş Gündoğan
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Moda, Kadıköy, Istanbul, 1950 Photo ht Mehmet Hacıosmanoğlu
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Kadıköy, Istanbul, 1940s Photo ht Muazzez Cılentı
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Saraçahane, Istanbul, 1960s Photo ht Sedat Kocatepe
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"Hairdresser to the Embassies" at Tarabya (possibly Büyükdere), on the Bosphorus, 1907 Judging from the two gents posing at the front door, I'd say that the place wants to please Orientalist conceptions of a haircut in Turkey. Photo ht Ali Çalışer
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"Sütçü Pando," "Yourtcu (Yoğurtçu) Argiro" and cat open for business at Mahmudiye Caddesi, Galata, Istanbul, c 1920? Photo ht Ali Çalışer
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Yenimahale, Sarıyer, on the Bosphorus, 1955 Photo ht Mehmet Hacıosmanoğlu
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Eyüp, Istanbul, 1912 Photo ht Nuran Sahin This original colored photo is an Autochrome, made by the first industrial technique for colored photographs. It was invented by the Lumière brothers in 1907.
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The Maiden's Tower, Istanbul, 1890 Photo by the Abdullah Frères, ht Serdal Kartal
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