Strolling Through Istanbul book cover with photo of Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.
Photo of Süleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii) in Istanbul Turkey which was built on the order of Sultan Süleyman (Süleyman the Magnificent) and designed by imperial architect Mimar Sinan on the Golden Horn, Istanbul, Turkey.
Turkish man in an Istanbul cafe smoking Turkish tobacco in a narghile hookah or Turkish water pipe. They use different flavors of Turkish tobacco in the narghile which is an oriental tobacco pipe with a long tube that draws the smoke through water.
Istanbul’s Ottoman epoch of mighty sultans living in opulently ornamented palaces with ambiguous beauties veiled in harems is a culture overthrown a long time ago, but a part of this culture seems to live on.