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Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Accession Number
2012/2.58

Title
Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Artist(s)
Marilyn Bridges

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
2004

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)

Subject matter
Marilyn Bridges describes the markings and monuments that she photographs from above as “the messages of humankind.” As a pilot and photographer, she documents contemporary landscapes connected to ancient times, which addresses the human relationship to the earth and environment. This photograph depicts the Topkapi Palace in Turkey. This palace is situated in Istanbul, on the top of a hill in a small penisula between the Golden Horn, Sea of Marmar, and the Bosphorus straight. Now a muesum, the ornate structure was the court of the Ottoman empire between the 15th and 19th centuries.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts an aerial view of a palace next to a harbor.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
aerial photography
boats
courtyards
palaces
seas
trees

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