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French photographer Girault de Prangey took photos of Istanbul 176 years ago. These expressive photographs were on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 

One panoramic photograph taken from the Beyazıt Tower stands out from among the photographs of Istanbul in the art exhibition. The Bosporus flowing beside the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque are easily recognizable in the photograph, which is focused on the Nuruosmaniye Mosque in Fatih.

The exhibition includes close-up shots of different buildings in Istanbul and the portrait of Prangey’s horse rider.