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Istanbul december 2009 7028.jpg
16-DEC-2008

Istanbul december 2009 7028.jpg

This is a screen of cut marble that is a bit of “trompe l’œil” in that it tries to look like a screen of wood, complete with a lock and keys. A notice indicated that it would be closed (with a marble door on hinges) when a religious council was held.

Elsewhere I read it is certainly not an original part of the church but a later addition. I took some pictures of details.

Nikon D3
1/30s f/3.5 at 32.0mm iso4000 full exif

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