Texturkey

Peter here.

Previously I brought you the sounds and tastes of Istanbul. I have been gathering its textures and patterns for a month now, and curated a small collection for you to touch.

One of the most common textures in Istanbul: interlocking pavers designed resist tectonic and topographic extremes.

One of the most common textures in Istanbul: interlocking pavers designed resist tectonic and topographic extremes.

Freshly cut Marmara marble stacked and waiting near the Suleymaniye Mosque.

Freshly cut Marmara marble stacked and waiting near the Suleymaniye Mosque.

Sycamore trees in Gulhane Park

Sycamore trees in Gulhane Park

Ironically: A tomb behind the Green Mosque.

Ironically: A tomb behind the Green Mosque.

This building's neighbor was demolished.

This building’s neighbor was demolished.

Iznik tile inside the New Mosque.

Iznik tile inside the Rustem Pasa Mosque.

The door of mosque. Sacred geometry with mother of pearl inlay.

The door of mosque. Sacred geometry with mother of pearl inlay.

Travertine slabs.

Travertine slabs.

Arabic inscriptions on a dam in the Belgrade Forest.

Arabic inscriptions on a dam in the Belgrade Forest.

Cappadocian Caves

Cappadocian Caves

residential exterior

Residential exterior

Inside of a deflating hot air balloon.

Inside a deflating hot air balloon.

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Eave of the Rustem Pasa Mosque.

Eaves of the Rustem Pasa Mosque.

Capital of an interior column in the New Mosque.

Capital of an interior column in the New Mosque.

Ceiling of women's prayer area in Rustem Pasa Mosque.

Ceiling of women’s prayer area in Rustem Pasa Mosque.

This isn't completely off-topic is it?

This isn’t completely off-topic is it? Oh wow Turkish Braille! I didn’t notice that until just now!

Prayer rug in the Rustem Pasa Mosque.

Prayer rug in the Rustem Pasa Mosque.

Does that belong there?

Does that belong there?

I've saved the rarest texture for last. I caught a glimpse of grass in Gulhane park for the first time since Minneapolis!

I’ve saved the rarest texture for last. I caught a glimpse of grass in Gulhane park for the first time since Minneapolis!

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