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Great mesutilgim 2009-04-19 12:29

Hi Michael,
A capture worth of thousand words.
Not only wonderfull graphism but also a very important architectural technique of good old times, which does not exist any more.
İt was been called ; Bagdadi. Translated, the sytle from Baghdad. The walls was been covered first with thin wooden lathes. Which than had gotten a coverage of a mixture of gypsum, sisal fibers, water and eggwhite.
After being dried, the final coating was than a paint on chalk basis.
Here one can see, that the walls was been painted -once upon a time- blue, yellow and green !
The zickzacks shows us that there was a staircase climbing upwards !
TFS and best regards
MESUT ILGIM

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Old 04-19-2009, 11:08 PM
MichaelLevy MichaelLevy is offline
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Dear Mesut,
Thank you very much for your explanation of the architectural details as well as Bagdadi.
I have been struggling to not only get some background on the construction techniques employed here, but also to understand why there is a "five-inch" drain pipe running under the doorway between floors.
In addition, I have been wondering whether the doorway opened up to a balcony overlooking the first floor.
Best Regards,
Michael
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