General view of old wooden traditional houses, Istanbul, Turkey. Ottoman Istanbul was a predominantly wooden city but in the 20th century many of the old houses were replaced by more solid structures. Efforts are now being made to preserve the traditional wooden architecture. Picture by Manuel Cohen.

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General view of old wooden traditional houses, Istanbul, Turkey. Ottoman Istanbul was a predominantly wooden city but in the 20th century many of the old houses were replaced by more solid structures. Efforts are now being made to preserve the traditional wooden architecture. Picture by Manuel Cohen.

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