Photographer's Note

This capture Shows a young boy who shall put a first step to the manhood ! He shall soon have a small operation a circumcision. And it's a habit that they are dressed up like Ottoman princes.

Taken at the entrance of the famous Ottoman period building "Hidiv Pavillion" on the Asian side of Bhosphorus.

Hidiv Pavilion is located on the hills of Cubuklu neighborhood in Beykoz district on the Asian side. It was built in 1907 by Italian architect Delfo Seminati as a residence for the Ottoman governor (Hidiv or Khedive) of Egypt, Abbas Hilmi Pasha. The mansion stands in a large park, at the main entrance there is a monumental fountain rising all the way to the roof which is covered with stain glass. Other fine fountains and pools surround the building. Several rooms and halls are connected to each other on a circle plan, and there is a large hall on the ground floor with a fire place. On the upper floors there are two great bedrooms. The tower is the most popular section of the kiosk because of its view over the Bosphorus, one can access to the terrace on top with an elevator or by using the stairs.

The Hidiv kiosk was sold to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) in the 1930s and not used until 1980s. After a two year restoration period, Hidiv Kiosk was opened in 1984 as a hotel, restaurant and cafeteria. It's open everyday.

2 Şubat'ta TE dostlarımdan bir grupla Çubuklu sırtlarındaki Hidiv köşkünde güzel bir kahvaltı buluşması gerçekleştirdik.
Bu kare, o gün ailesiyle oraya gelmiş ve de muhtemelen o akşam sünnet olup erkekliğe ilk adımını atacak bir felikanlıyı köşkün ana giriş kapısınından çıkarken gösteriyor. Belki de sünnetçiden kaçıyor !

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