This postcard shows allegedly some place in Istanbul (Constantinople) in 1890-1900. Could you help me to find its location on a map?

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    Just to ask some obvious questions - are you SURE it's Istanbul, and where did you get the postcard from? (Just in case it helps the search)
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Nov 15, 2020 at 22:42
  • I've got it from Greece, the grandfather of one seller on Etsy was allegedly living there in late 1890s. Commented Nov 16, 2020 at 7:06

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I'm not that familiar with Istanbul but this appears to be a navy building:

Old photo here from a similar angle.

Location on Google maps

Photo pre-renovation

Modern view:


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