Monday, December 08, 2014

Istanbul-- fake marble/restoration work

Some of my favorite painting in Istanbul-- the fake marble/restoration work that I noticed in the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and assorted mosques. It looks great from far away and simple, almost abstract, up close.

This lovely candy cane mosque from afar..

up close...

                                                                      even closer..

 restoration work inside the Hagia Sophia in the early stages looks like this!


real marble inside the Hagia Sophia

fake marble close up

                                  trompe l'oeil/ restoration inside Topkapi Palace 

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