The architecture of Çemberlitaş bath attracts not only travelers and locals, but many Turkish & foreign researchers, universities, photographers, filmmakers, media professionals and students also study this magnificent structure.
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Some of these are fancy, and some are almost ruined, but have a character.
Above all, they all resemble the history of Ottoman bathing. It is one of the oldest Istanbul hamams dating back to Selim II’s era.
And the characters, from the royal courtiers to the concubines to the sultans themselves are all portrayed with fascinating insight.
The text is illustrated throughout by some beautiful prints and sketches as well.
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When you read his books you actually understand what he's saying and acquire knowledge. He also wrote a wonderful book about walking tours of modern Istanbul which is anything but pedestrian (ha ha, get it? It's clear that Freely admires the city, but he doesn't just give you a starry-eyed account of the growing metropolis. Although I've never visited Istanbul, I feel that I have, since reading Freely's books. The well known author John Freely presents an interesting account of the characters of the Ottoman Sultans.