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The Etz Ahayim Synagogue dates from the 17th century
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The Kristallnacht -Reichskristallnacht- , Germany

Red dots indicate cities where synagogues were destroyed.

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Lycee de Galatasaray, Istanbul, Turkey

Lycee de Galatasaray, Istanbul, Turkey

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Galata Tower, Istanbul, Turkey

Galata Tower, Istanbul, Turkey

Galata Tower has dominated Beyoglu's skyline since 1348 and still offers the best panoramic views of the city. Above, the Golden Horn, Seraglio Point and Old Istanbul as seen from Galata Tower (looking south).

Originally named the Tower of Christ, it was the highpoint in the city walls of the Genoese colony called Galata.The walls are long gone, but the great tower remains.
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High Def Picture of Roof in Istanbul

High Def Picture of Roof in Istanbul

This is a high definition picture of children playing on the roof of some building in the district of Galata near the Galata Tower in Istanbul, Turkey.
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DOCKYARD of GALATA

DOCKYARD of GALATA

3 ro-ro ships, a small ship and a cruiser (two of them under construction and three others having maintenance).
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Ships at GALATA Docks

Ships at GALATA Docks

Ships discarded for scrap.
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Broken bridge, Istanbul, Turkey

Broken bridge, Istanbul, Turkey

It's the Old Galata Bridge.
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Rome Synagogue

Rome Synagogue

Rome synagogue very follows the same tradition as Florence synagogue in its décor. It was built 2 blocks away from the place where 5 of Rome synagogues used to be. Now all the Roman Jews come to this synagogue to pray during the holidays and on Sabbath. The synagogue is very large and it has sephardic décor, with walls painted with Moorish patterns from the floor to the ceiling. It also has Art...
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New Mosque (Yeni Cami), Istanbul, Turkey

New Mosque (Yeni Cami), Istanbul, Turkey

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Kilic Ali Pasa Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Kilic Ali Pasa Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

The Commodore of the Ottoman Navy, Kilic Ali Pasha commissioned Mimar Sinan to construct him a mosque in 1580. Appointed to head the Ottoman Navy after his victory at Inebahti, Kilic Ali Pasha was an Ottoman admiral who originated from Italy. He converted to Islam to serve under Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent (1520-1566) after he had been caputered by pirats during his youth. After his retirem...
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