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Splendours of the BOSPHORUS

Splendours of the BOSPHORUS

Houses and Palaces of Istanbul

written by Chris Hellier

photography by Francesco Venturi

Istanbul is a city poised on the threshold of two continents, with the Bosphorus Strait flowing through its centre. This is one of the world's most beautiful and romantic waterways eulogised by poets and writers such as Lamartine and Lord Byron. On the shores of the Bosphorus, Eastern and Western cultures meet, their eclectic and dynamic mix supremely evident in the houses and palaces built on the waterfront by generations of Ottoman families. This book documents both the architectural and social background of these stunning residences, providing a sound and wide-ranging history and bringing the full allure of the waterfront architecture to life.

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