Photographer's Note

I am sorry for not having posted a note previously. Here it is. I also found a photo of this place prior to renovation by Gurkan Akcakir (izmirli) - Akaretler Row Houses
Just a short taxi ride from the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul's new Akaretler Row Houses feel a million miles away from the grimy, congested frenzy of the city's touristy landmarks. Originally built as housing for palace workers in the nineteenth century, the set of buildings have been transformed into an understated and elegant development that's as modern as it is historickind of like Istanbul itself.
The anchor of the Houses is the newly opened W Hotel.
In contrast to the city's typically ornate architecture, the Akaretler Row Houses are sparse and neo-classical. It's easy to imagine this sophisticated, spotless development on a quiet street in London or Paris

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Additional Photos by Salvator Barki (salvator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1633 W: 84 N: 2214] (19110)
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