Random Black and White Photo Classics

I am new here so I will post some of my own in due course.  Black and white photos just tell so much more of a story than colour photos.

*Unless noted otherwise, the below images are shared.  I do not own the copyright and their sharing below is for non-commercial purposes only.

  1. St. Peter’s dome, Rome, Italy:

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2. San Francisco, California, United States, Golden Gate Bridge:

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3. Audrey Hepburn, Black and White:

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4. Marilyn Monroe, Black and White:

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4. Istanbul, Turkey, Dolmabahce Saray:

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5. Istanbul, Turkey Gates to Dolmabahce:

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6. Istanbul, Turkey Gates to Dolmabahce in Harbiye (in Colour)…snuck one in:

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7. Istanbul, Turkey, the Blue Mosque in Colour (wonderful clouds in Colour):

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8.  Blue Mosque in Black and White:

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9. 92 year old Pharmacist, Istanbul, Turkey. Looks good for her age:

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10. Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey:

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11. Old Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey (post card of train station circa 1940s):

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12.  Hagia Sophia now a museum, previous a mosque and before that a church (Black and white):

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13.  Topkapi Palace interior in Gray, Istanbul, Turkey:

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14. Topkapi Palace grounds, Istanbul, Turkey:

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15. Topkapi Palace, view of Istanbul, Turkey the Grand Seraglio of the Sublime Porte from the water:

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* The phrase sublime porte is a metonym for the central government of the Ottoman Empire. It traces its roots to an alliance between Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and King Francis I of France in 1536.

 

 

 

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