The town of Mustafapasa or as it was formerly know as Sinasos, is situated 5 km south of Ürgüp, and had a largely Greek population in Ottoman times.
Unmistakably Hellenic in style, the town is celebrated throughout the region for the ornate carved stonework of their beautiful houses. On some, a date or name has been carved into the decorative stonework in Greek letters; clues that link to the thriving Greek Orthodox community of wealthy merchants who settled in the town in the late 18th and 19th centuries.
Şakir Mehmet Pasha Madrasah (pictured here) is one of the most important Ottoman constructions in the town, and was built in 1900. The building, once used as carpet-selling store for many years, is used as Cappadocia Vocational High School today.
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Silvio1953 (130518) 2014-06-18 0:47
Ciao Wanda, my today neighbour, beautiful B&W with lovely architecture, fantastic details, superb sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
cebe (1483) 2014-06-18 8:29
Hello Wanda. I agree with you, lovely door. Very well photographed and pleasantly presented. Black and white works well too. Regards, Claude
Periko (3865) 2014-06-18 10:50
Architecture in b&w is nice. I like this gate, the stairs and fine details shown.
siudzi (34141) 2014-06-18 12:49
What a superb capture of this great architectural subject! Like a lot a classy framing of the view and result created by the b&w version. Excellent presentation. TFS!
rigoletto (34279) 2014-06-23 0:20
your last page has 9 photos from turkey: still harvesting the fruits of your aged journey! wonderful details from mustafapasa: a place i still haven't been to, despite travelling to cappadocia some 5 times. your recent choices of b&w are remarkable.
jcpix (13816) 2014-06-27 19:59
It's said that "the devil is in the details," but in this case I would say it's nothing but heavenly! :) A marvelous composition that plays to the strengths of detail, the straight forward point of view shows us both dimension and form in all aspects. The black & white treatment also gives this a nostalgic and antiquated appearance. Delightful detail indeed! Enjoy the weekend ahead. All the best.
Angshu (56592) 2014-07-17 23:15
Its a pity we did not go to this town when we were in Cappadocia. I like the tight framing and the architecture looks fine in B&W, especially the workmanship on the arch.
Best Regards & have a fine WE
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (15000)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-05-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 28-105mm F/3.5-4.5 USM, RAW
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Black & White [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-18 0:05