Architecture

Restoration efforts at Ottoman marvel in Istanbul comes to end

Restoration works at Topkapı Palace, a peerless marvel that has been home to the Ottoman dynasty for more than 400 years in Istanbul, are about to finish soon.

The efforts have been continuing since 2019, and when they are finished, visitors will be able to see the Fatih Mansion, which was one of the most visited sections in the palace.

Significant Ottoman imperial mosque getting revamped

The 40-month restoration process has begun in the 446-year-old Selimiye Mosque, one of the masterpieces of Mimar Sinan, the chief Ottoman architect, in the northwestern province of Edirne, the provincial directorate for foundations has announced.

"The illuminated minarets [of the mosque] will be seen by the Greek side," Osman Güneren told İhlas News Agency on Nov. 30.

Historical hammam hosts contemporary artworks

Muse Contemporary, an art foundation hosting exhibitions in different venues around Turkey, is showcasing South African artist Michael Singer's sculpture and installation Bennu Statis at the Küçük Mustafa Paşa Hammam/Turkish Bath. The exhibition is organized with the Culture and Tourism Ministry, South Africa's Ankara Embassy and the Fatih Municipality.

Pros and Cons of Freestanding Baths

The bathroom is one of the rooms where we spend most of our time. Not only should your bathroom feel and look great, but it should also serve its purpose ultimately. It should provide you with the freedom to move and do your daily ablutions in privacy and comfort. This is where a homeowner might choose to make their mark in the design of their house.

Royal Albert Hall back at capacity, but London landmark left in debt

Prestigious London performance and events venue the Royal Albert Hall opened at full capacity on July 19 for the first time since March 2020, but the concert hall says the pandemic has been financially devastating.

From July 20, the British government's main COVID-19 restrictions in England ended, meaning concert venues and theatres can sell all available seats.

Pages