There are very few of these old timber houses left in Istanbul so I was really pleased to have seen one! Unfortunately I can't remember the exact area of the city we were in at the time!
this is the second intersting portal I captured digitally. Located in Nisantasi. It is actually a restaurant.
Immediately to the rear of the Sultanhamet area, and leading down to the Sea of Marmora, the tourist area is not quite so spruce. Result is fascinating streets and alleys of run-down buildings