First headquarters of Türkiye İş Bankası in Ankara
The building was designed by the Istanbulite Levantino Italian architect Giulio Mongeri in 1929, who also designed many other important buildings in Istanbul and Ankara; such as St. Antoine's Church (1906-12), Maçka Palas (which houses Armani Café and Gucci) in Nişantaşı and the Neo-Byzantine style Karaköy Palas bank building in Karaköy (Galata), Istanbul; Ulus branch of the Ottoman Bank (1926), the Inhisarlar (Monopolies) Headquarters (1928), Ziraat Bank General Headquarters Building (1926-29) in Ankara.
Alanya Castle is a medieval castle in Alanya, Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Most of the castle was built after Aladdin's, (Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad I) conquest in 1220, in the 13th century, on the remnants of earlier Byzantine and Roman era fortifications.
Aladdin's Hill, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Vanitas vanitatum. Vincit omnia veritas. At Aladdin's capital city, Konya. When I increase the exposure time to only 1.6 seconds, everything of today's disappear. Traffic of cars, people, busses, trucks pass like particles in Large Hadron Collider. All we can see is their light tracks on the picture. Far away Aladdin's Mosque and tomb stand still on a longer time scale of 800 years. However there are only ruins of the older mosque made of earth and wood, protected now under a modern arched dome.
Interior of Ottoman mosque made by Sultan Selim II and famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan in 16th century. Mimar Sinan strengthened the great basilica Hagia Sophia of Istanbul extensively with the addition of structural supports to its exterior when the signs of fatigue showed up. He is considered one of the world's first earthquake engineers.
Konya, ancient Iconium, was the capital of Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate. Ince Minaret Medrese is a 13th century medrese (higher education school, college) located in Konya, Turkey, and built between 1258-1279 by the Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate.