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A spherical mirror, hanging down the carved wooden ceiling of Sipahioğlu (Sipahiler) Mansion in Yörük Village, Safranbolu... In fact, this element is at least 200 years old (despite it looks rather modern)... Say hello to Rigoletto, he is aiming at you...

Check the WS photos for more comprehensive views of the room.

13 km away from Safranbolu, this museum-like village can only be reached by car or taxi. The village is under protection and the houses and konaks (mansions) are all well preserved. The village was founded by an Oğuz Turk tribe, and its oldest wooden house is 450 years old while its newest one is still 90 years old. The houses' inner decorations and ceiling embellishments are as stunning as their façades. The deer horns hanging from the eaves are considered lucky. The Kaymakçıoğlu and Sipahiler mansions, Ahşap Cami (Wooden Mosque) and the Çamaşırhane (Laundry), restored as an art gallery, are among the sites of interest.

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Additional Photos by Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3085 W: 400 N: 6725] (34279)
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