Sunday, January 06, 2008

In Ortaköy:

And - it turns out that one of my favorite Istanbul mosques - the Ortaköy Mosque - was designed in the mid-19th century by two ethnic Armenian architects - Garabet Amira Balyan and Nigoğayos Balyan - who belonged to a very prominent Ottoman architectural dynasty (more about their work - here):

1 comment:

  1. Very nice pictures! Hope you are enjoying yourself.