Archive for November 21st, 2014

Camondo Steps

November 21, 2014

The Gaudí-esque neo-baroque and art-nouveau staircase known as Camondo Steps contributes greatly to the chain of contrasts in Istanbul. Built by a prominent 19th-century Jewish Galata banker – Avram Camondo who was an exceptional philanthropist. Worth the walk around the Galata street labyrinth. Istanbul – always full of surpises! I cannot find information who the architect was.

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Camondo Steps – Istanbul

Çırağan Palace

November 21, 2014

This unique jewel in one of my favourite cities – Istanbul – Çırağan Palace Kempinski (former Ottoman palace,) on the magical Bosphorus feels as it looks. Grand and spectacular!

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Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul