Cartist

By Cartist

Gravestones

Having a camera in my pocket is allowing me to see, rather than merely glance or at best cursorily notice. These pre-republican gravestones are beside a mosque near our home; there are about six graves in a small plot. The notables (males) are topped with turbans or fezzes (like the one in the very rear which would be post-Mahmut II, who banned turbans). However, the floral stone in this image would be of a female and she would have had 8 children, the number of roses on her stone. The other would be of a male, although I am unsure of his position. The writing would be an epitaph, and I have been told many are quite witty. Alas, I cannot read "Osmanlıca". Any help appreciated ;)

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