What A Holiday In Turunç Can Do For You!

Yet Again!
Eric Changes His T Shirt

I was beginning to think that my brother Eric’s visit to us in September had not affected him. But then two days ago I received a very welcome message. Apparently, as you can see, he was influenced, if not by Turunç, by his visit with us to Topkapi Palace, Istanbul.

Eric is modelling a 17th Century Silk Kaftan, which probably belonged to Deli (Mad) Ibrahim II (1640-48). The long sleeves were ceremonial, (but then Eric could never do things by halves). He is crowned with a velvet takke (cap), from the late 15th Century around which is wound a turban of the finest muslin.

These two exhibits, and many more are currently on loan from Topkapi
Palace Museum
to the ‘Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey Exhibition’, at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. until January 22nd, 2006 ~ www.asia.si.edu

Enough of this hi-brow nonsense, remember you read the full story
of Eric and his multi-coloured T-Shirts here

One Response to “What A Holiday In Turunç Can Do For You!”

  1. Pebbles From Paradise » Blog Archive » Another Picture From The Digital Compact Says:

    […] This picture was taken in a museum, where photography was discouraged by muscular women wearing official looking uniforms. Whilst such women were sufficient to discourage Eric, they certainly didn’t discourage me. Phillip, of course, would have wanted to be caught and severely dealt with! […]

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