Photographer's Note

Going back toward Eminn (the seashore on the Golden Horn side) through Glhane Park, I caught a glimpse of the Sublime Porte (Bb-ı li in Ottoman Turkish).

"Sublime Porte, also called Porte, refers to the government of the Ottoman Empire. The name is a French translation of Turkish Bbıli (High Gate, or Gate of the Eminent), which was the official name of the gate giving access to the block of buildings in Istanbul that housed the principal state departments. Early in the history of the Ottoman Empire, the grand viziers became powerful, but only in the 17th century did they acquire the official residence, Bbıli, which became the real centre of government. There, too, were the offices of the foreign ministry and the council of state; hence the application of the term to the government as a whole." (From Encyclopedia Britannica.) After the declaration of the Republic, Ankara became the capital and these the buildings became the seat of a provincial governorate.

In spite of the tram posts in the way, this was my favorite of the three shots I took, probably because of the people in the foreground. The workshop contains the results of my experimentation with exposure, the other two shots.

Exif Data:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Software: Adobe Photoshop 23.3 (Macintosh)
Exposure Time: 1/125
F-Stop: f/5.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 125
Focal Length: 20277/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2021-05-26 11:31
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 2325 kb
GPS: 41.01117316662901, 28.97801665065559

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