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Faces & Streets

A typical konak or wooden house in the Sultanahmet district. These usually belong to impoverished, but extremely house-proud, families. Most of these houses have geraniums bordering the windows, and few are really dilapidated. Historically, wooden houses were never painted because the Turks had the notion that if their houses looked prosperous, their property taxes would increase.

The pictures in this portfolio were taken with a Nikon 8008 and a Canon Elan IIe on Sensia 200/400, and scanned with the Olympus ES-10.