Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Suleiman's Door

The door must have seen a lot. The building of which it is a part was started in the 1540s on the shores of the Golden Horn, Istanbul. Supposing that it didn't see those long distant times I imagine that it loyally hung through much of the twentieth century at least, which means that it still saw alot; the War  of Independence the rise of modern Turkey and maybe the last of the Sultans.


K Howell said...

Beautiful. I especially love the mysterious blue tear.

Ewen MacDonald watercolouristanbul said...

Thanks for that, no doubt there are many other subliminal things there too....

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