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The ambassador of France accompanied by the official interpreter (Dragoman) of the Sublime Gate.
Fête to officers of the English and French forces, and the Greek army and Navy, in the Acropolis during the British-French occupation of Athens and Piraeus in 1854-57. July 1854
Tags: Acropolis of Athens, Art and antiquities, Athens, Attica, British, Central Greece, Costume - Hats and headwear, Crimean war, Ethnic groups, Festivities / Celebrations, French, Greece, Greeks, History, Military officers, Parthenon, Soldiers, State and military institutions - Diplomatic relations
1. The Gate of Xira at the castle of Merhoni. The granite column known as column of Morosini at the castle of Methoni.
Tags: Animals, Architecture and built environment, Art and antiquities, Bourtzi (Castle of Methoni), Castles and fortresses, Children, Column of Morosini (Methoni), Equids, French, Greece, Greeks, Houses, Human types, Messenia, Methoni, Military uniforms, Peloponnese, Soldiers, Venetian architecture, Venetian monuments
The church of Metamorfosis (formerly a mosque) at Niokastro, Pylos.
Tags: Architecture and built environment, Castle of Pylos (Niokastro), Castles and fortresses, Church of Metamorfosis (Pylos), Churches, Costume - Hats and headwear, Ethnic groups, French, Greece, Greeks, Messenia, Military uniforms, Ottoman architecture, Ottoman monuments, Peloponnese, Pylos, Religious practices, Smoking, Views
Game of Persian cricket at a public square in Isfahan, as watched by the author.
A raft crosses Tigres river at Mosul, Irak.
Tags: Animals, Arabs, Architecture and built environment, Boats and ships, Camels, Commerce, Costume - Hats and headwear, Economic activities, Ethnic groups, Everyday objects / Domestic utensils and vessels, French, Houses, Irak, Mosul, Professions, Rafts, Rivers, Social sphere and everyday life, Tigres river
The lunar eclipse which the author watched during his stay at Mosul. In the foreground a mullah explains to a Western European, possibly the author himself, the high importance of this phaenomenon to Muslims.
Soldiers and guilds parade during the festivities which customarily took place when an Ottoman prince was born. The author had occasion to watch such a parade during his stay in Aleppo.
The fountain at the courtyard of Sinan Pasha mosque in Damascus.
The author travelling in Egypt on a camel. In the foreground, Arab companions of the author give alimony to a man in need.
The French ambassador Chateau-nef's audience with the administrator (Caimacam) of Istanbul.
Tags: Ambassadors, Audiences-Receptions, Carpets, Chateau-neuf, Costume - Hats and headwear, Diplomats, Ethnic groups, Everyday objects / Domestic utensils and vessels, French, Furniture, Gifts, History, Human types, Interiors, Istanbul, Officials, Ottoman officials, Ottomans, State and military institutions - Diplomatic relations, Thrace, Turkey
The siege of the Palatinate in modern-day Germany by Louis IV's army in the late 17th century.
Dance on the west bank of the Nile. On the foreground, two French travellers. The governors of the small vessels are smoking and drinking coffee while sitting on the ground, as are doing two dervishes and their servants farther away. According to Olivier's description, the scene depicts Egyptians dancing a war dance and a more sensual dance.
Tags: Beauty care, Boats and ships, Coffee, Costume - Hats and headwear, Dance, Dervishes, Egypt, Egyptian dances, Egyptians, Ethnic groups, French, Music, Musical instruments, Musicians, Percussion instruments, Priests, Professions, Servants, Ship captains, Smoking, Social sphere and everyday life, Travel
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