Sunday, July 7, 2013


Safranbolu, a set on Flickr.


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  2. Safranbolu become a UNESCO's World Heritage sites in 1994. The city of Sehri--within the Safranbolu--has well-preserved Ottoman era houses and architecture. The name Safra-Bolu derives from the Greek, safron and polis...since they grow a lot of saffron in the region. The houses have a stone base with wooden structures that rise up to three stories high from this solid stone base. The streets are all cobbled stone. The unique aspect of Safranbolu is that they are attempting to preserve the style of architecture consistently throughout the city. Some of the large houses had harems, which separated the female household members from guests.