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More Paintings of Istanbul, Turkey

A View from the Galata Tower, Istanbul
A View from the Galata Tower, Istanbul

 

In Istanbul, it doesn’t take long for any first-time visitors to notice a loud melodic male voice coming from a mosque several times a day.  My Turkish friend told me five times a day this Islamic call to prayer is announced via a public address system.

 

Since there are so many mosques, or camii as they are called in Turkish, chances are you are almost always within an easy reach of one, especially in the old part of the city.   As soon as you hear the "song," you will see many local people, mostly grown men and some boys, cleanse their hands and feet and enter their place of worship.

 

The first painting is a stunning view from the top of the Galata Tower on the Asian side of the city.  Over the hill on the European side, so many tall minarets are visible, explaining just how many mosques were built there.  The second painting shows one of the most famous mosques in the city, Aya Sophia.  Click here to go to the previous post to see more paintings of Istanbul.

 

 

Istanbul, Turkey IV (A View from the Galata Tower)

 

Click here for an enlarged view of this painting.

Media: Original watercolor on paper
Image Size: 11.5 x 15.5 inches (29 x 39 cm)
Frame/Mat: No

Purchase: Sold

 

 

 

 

Istanbul, Turkey VI (Aya Sophia)

 

Istanbul, Turkey VI (Aya Sophia)

 

Image Size: 8.25 x 11.5 inches (21 x 29 cm)

Frame/Mat: No

Purchase: Sold

 

 

 

Istanbul, Turkey III

 

Istanbul, Turkey III

 

A larger image of this painting is available on request.

Image Size: 11.5 x 8.25 inches (29 x 21 cm)

Frame/Mat: No

Purchase: Please send me an email for details.

 

2 Responses to More Paintings of Istanbul, Turkey

Veny
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aaah the magic of Istanbul....beautiful colors combination in your paintings. Just the size (8.25 x 11.5 inches) feels a little small....it won't make the same impression as let say 20"x30" or 40"x30".
Landscapes goes better on larger canvases...just my 2 cents.

Veny

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Keiko Tanabe
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Veny, thank you very much for your kind comment. Please visit my website from time to time to see my new works as I upload them frequently (in various sizes).










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