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14-May-2014 Dick Osseman

Istanbul Big Princes Island May 2014 6530.jpg

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I did not bother to identify the houses along the route. I had my gps on most of the time, so you may be able to locate their position if you feel like renting, buying even?

Some late-Ottoman houses have a single room on top of their upper floor. Called ‘köşk odası’ (= kiosk room), it is used in summer, and closed off in winter (because it has no fireplace). Their high position grant them an optimal ventilation, making even the hottest day heavenly.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: ‘Anadolu Mirasında Türk Evleri’ (T.C. Kültür Bakanlığı) 1995.

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