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 from the north-west is from the top of Kumbaracı Yokuşu, just off İstiklal Caddesi.
... The building is now a creamy colour.
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