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In the window of an old wooden house in the working-class neighborhood of Zeyrek, the minaret of a nearby mosque is reflected. Zeyrek has been named a World Heritage site by UNESCO because of the neighborhood\'s many wooden houses, which are part of a rapidly disappearing old Istanbul. Even in Zeyrek, many of the wooden houses are being burned illegally burned to the ground so that modern structures can be built in their place.
Mosque reflection in window of old wooden house, Istanbul

In the window of an old wooden house in the working-class neighborhood of Zeyrek, the minaret of a nearby mosque is reflected. Zeyrek has been named a World Heritage site by UNESCO because of the neighborhood\'s many wooden houses, which are part of a rapidly disappearing old Istanbul. Even in Zeyrek, many of the wooden houses are being burned illegally burned to the ground so that modern structures can be built in their place.