Month: March 2013

Y?ld?z Park, Istanbul

Abdül Hamit II didn't allow himself to be upstaged by his predecessors, making his architectural mark by adding to the structures built by earlier sultans in Y?ld?z Park. The …

Jewish Museum of Turkey

Housed in the ornate 19th-century Zullfaris synagogue near the Galata Bridge, this museum was established in 2001 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the Sephardic Jews …

Harem ( Topkapi Palace )

These were the imperial family quarters, and every detail of Harem life was governed by tradition, obligation and ceremony. The word harem literally means 'private'. Every traditional Muslim household …