How the diplomatic world dragged itself away from Istanbul and settled in the new capital..
A new capital called for new architecture. Ankara in the 1920s and 1930s produced a fascinating diversity of styes as the foreign powers decided to abandon their buildings on the Bosphorus and set up a new. Patricia Daunt, who came to know the embassies when her husband served as British envoy in the late 1980s, picks her favourites, while Fritz von der Schulenburg captures them on camera.
How the diplomatic world dragged itself away from Istanbul and settled in the new capital.
In Turkey the tireless George Maw was able to indulge in both his loves. He found inspiration for the decorative tiles made by his family pottery. And he discovered the plants that inspired his magnificent book on crocuses.
Colourful mountains of melons are a common sight at weekly street markets. Connoisseurs examine them, sniff them, weigh them in their hands. The stalk should have dried slightly, the bottom yield gently if pressed and the fruit should feel heavy and full.
Also see Cornucopia 47, Watermelons
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