Ottoman Up Top ©2011 by Trici Venola. Mehmet Bey here watched me draw Papazoglu Han, dated 16th century in the guidebooks. But the herringbone brick-work shown in the preceding drawing, and the brickwork around the lower arches, indicate early Byzantine foundations. "Konstantin," say the old men there. Flat rows of brickwork on the second floor, shown here, say Ottoman. The manager of the Han, someone from the Turkish Consulate in LA, and several lookers-on all deduced that it's built on old foundations. There are few records, so we must make do with what we observe. The whole han is busy, festooned with plastic, wires, wrapping paper, and trade.
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