Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Fountain of Sultan Selim

This ornate fountain was built in 1728 in front of the Imperial Gate of the Topkapi Palace in Constantinople.

Im just kinda presenting it as an example of the architecture in Constantinople.
And, a view of Constantinople from the air in 1920.  On the upper side, you can see the Allied Fleet.  Constantinople hosted a variety of occupying soldiers from the Allied side in the First World War for a few years.  It would also come to be home to many 'White Russians', who fled the Bolshivik Revolution, making Constantinople into a center of international intrigue through the 1920s.

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