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Panorama of the Golden Horn and the Tophane Ford factory

Panorama of the Golden Horn and the Tophane Ford factory, © Cengiz Kahramanenlarge


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Object:Panorama of the Golden Horn and the Tophane Ford factory
Description:View from the hillside above Tophane towards the Golden Horn and Sultanahmet. The foreground features the roofs and gardens of several houses and the Tophane Ford fabrikası buildings with a water tank tower. Two steamboats anchored at the plants quay. The the right margin is dominated by the dome and minarets of the Nusretiye mosque. In the background, steamboats can be seen on the Golden Horn, one of them bearing the name ‘American–Export–Lines’, as well as a panorama view of Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Sultan Ahmet mosque.
Date:Not before 1929, Not after 1934
Location:Istanbul, Tophane, Beyoğlu
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Creator:Görgüç, Namık
Keywords:340 Structures > 348 Industrial Structures
430 Exchange > 439 Foreign Trade
500 Water, Air, and Space Transportation > 501 Boats
470 Business and Industrial Organization
Copyright:Cengiz Kahraman
Archive:Cengiz Kahraman, Istanbul (Collection Private collection), Inv. No.: TOPHANE- FORD OTOMOBIL FABRIKASI- 02
Editors:Yorick Tanner, Cengiz Kahraman, Nataša Mišković