- What’s On
The lovely late-Ottoman Selimiye Mosque in Üsküdar was built in 1801–05 by Selim III. Its graceful steps, curved cornices and poetic graveyard make it delicate without being fussy. The library in the imperial lodge, with works in Ottoman, Farsi and Arabic, adds a learned flair. On Wednesdays, a huge market takes over the quarter behind it.
Contributions by Andrew Finkel, Harriet Rix, Tim Cornwell et al. Photographs by Monica Fritz, Brian McKee, Fritz von der Schulenburg