Boat Ride by Kumkapi in Constantinople
892 x 1100 • 287 KB
Location: Peterhof Palace Museums, St. Petersburg
Owner/Location: Unknown
Dates: 1846
Artist age:Approximately 29 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 45.5 cm (17.91 in.), Width: 37 cm (14.57 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member lunseBlenia on 27 May 2009.
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From Wikipedia: Kumkapı (meaning 'sand gate' in Turkish) is part of the Eminönü district of Istanbul. It is located along the Marmara Sea. Up to recent times, Kumkapı was mostly inhabited by Armenians, who still have a community school and several churches there. It is also the seat of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. In the Byzantine period, the area was known in Greek as Kontoskàlion. Kumkapı has a station on the suburban train line Sirkeci-Halkalı. The quarter is famous in Istanbul for its many fish restaurants.
(Entered by grendel1031 at Tuesday September 15th, 2009 06:37 AM.)

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