In 1837 Gaspare Fossati, a court architect to Tsar Nicholas I, was sent to Constantinople to construct a new Russian Embassy to replace the existing 18th century building nearby. Completed in 1845, it is now the Consulate General of the Russian Federation.
This glimpse is from the top of Kumbaracı Yokuşu, just off İstiklal Caddesi.
... The building is now a creamy colour.
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