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Taps in Istanbul


“The Blue Mosque in Istanbul was so called because of the beauty of the blue tiles inside. It was originally built in 1609 and called Sultan Ahmed, a magnificent example of Ottoman and Islamic architecture. The interior is an awe-inspiring collection of arches and domes, resonating with calmness and devotion, even with the crowds of visitors. We were there in February and, choosing a place outside to warm up in the sun, I watched the men washing their feet at taps arranged around the base of the mosque. Mounted on the marble wall, these taps get so regularly used and polished that they shine out. The beauty of these simple functional objects was fascinating, in keeping with the mosque itself.” – Hilary Stock

Location: Istanbul, Turkey | size: 47.5cms x 64.5cms x 4.5cms | medium: giclée photographic print on Fotospeed archival art paper | edition: 25 | ref: WAND-012

This picture features a grid of nine hand-folded images in a bespoke box frame with non-reflective Artglass. All pictures can be made in a range of sizes and materials. Please contact The Harbour Gallery in Portscatho, Cornwall for more information and to purchase directly.