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Penthouse on the Parapet
Photograph by Randy Olson

The view’s worth the climb to this home built into the southern portion of Sinop’s ancient city wall. Until recent land reclamation operations, this part of the wall was buffeted by the sea. Built by the Greeks, restored by Seljuk Turks in the 13th century, patched and repaired by Ottoman defenders, the wall still surrounds the heart of Sinop. In the last century part of the walled citadel served as a jail for political prisoners, whose longing for freedom was echoed in clandestinely written poetry invoking the beauty of wind and wave and the call of seabirds.



Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 135mm f/2
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/2
Weather Conditions: Scattered clouds
Time of Day: Evening
Lighting Techniques: Natural light





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