Avram Kamondo

Avram Kamondo bestowed many architectural Works to Istanbul The sad story of a Galata banker

THE GALATA BANKER HAD ALSO DRAWN ATTENTIONS WITH THE LOANS HE HAD GIVEN TO THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE ALONG WITH THE ARCHITEGTURAL WORKS HE HAD ADDED TO ISTANBUL SUCH AS KAMONDO STAIRS IN KARAKOY, KAMONDO BUSINESS CENTER IN GALATA. UNFORTUNATELY, THE STORY OF WEALTHY KAMONDO FAMILY ENDED IN AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP…

The Jewish banker Avram Kamondo who had bestowed many architectural works to Istanbul has quite a unique life story. The magnificent stairs across the former Otto-man Bank building in Galata and the Kamondo Busi¬ness Center are only two of the works of art he had left to Istanbul… The mausoleum of this Istanbul lover in Haskoy is now left to delinquency.

WORKS OF ART CREATED IN ISTANBUL…

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Bulgaria Private Tours – Kazanlak Tour with rose picking for lovely Dutch people

Twelve happy and lovely Dutch people (six couples and twelve friends) left The Netherlands to visit my beautiful and friendly country, Bulgaria. They also joind one of our Bulgaria Private Tours.

We met on Friday, 20.05, the day of their Bulgaria Private Tours, Kazanlak. They travelled from Plovdiv and I was waiting for them in the village of Tarnichane, at the rose distillery. Some rose picking (well, it wasn`t as early as 5 am – Bulgaria Private Toursthe usual time to start the picking up), good and detailed information about the different oleaginous roses, the process of distilling and making rose oil and rose water, etc. Everything was fine but we missed the usual 10:30 coffee break. Back to our vehicle and off to Kazanlak. We had our coffee in the centre