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Jumba Collection

Background imageJumba Collection: Buildings in Sawakin (Suakin) - north-eastern Sudan

Buildings in Sawakin (Suakin) - north-eastern Sudan - The Quarantine Office. Date: circa 1925

Background imageJumba Collection: Turkish house with Cumba

Turkish house with Cumba
Traditional Turkish wooden house. The upper rooms overhanging the street are called Cumbas, designed in order to catch any breath of air in the heat of the summer

Background imageJumba Collection: Damascus, Syria - Road close to the Umayyad Mosque

Damascus, Syria - Road close to the Umayyad Mosque ( The Great Mosque of Damascus ). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageJumba Collection: Sfax, Tunisia - Rue de la Republique

Sfax, Tunisia - Rue de la Republique
The Rue de la Republique with the British Vice Consulate at Sfax, Tunisia. The Consulate is right next door to a general store, selling pottery, overcoats and flat caps

Background imageJumba Collection: Minieh, Egypt

Minieh, Egypt
A small town in Egypt - Minieh

Background imageJumba Collection: A traditional Jumba house - Istanbul

A traditional Jumba house - Istanbul
A traditional Jumba house - Constantinople (Istanbul)

Background imageJumba Collection: Eskisehir, Turkey - seen from the west

Eskisehir, Turkey - seen from the west. In Latin it was known as Dorylaeum. Founded by the Phrygians in c.1000 BC. Famous for Meerschaum stone

Background imageJumba Collection: A street in Buyukdere, Istanbul

A street in Buyukdere, Istanbul, Turkey. Old traditional Ottoman houses at the end of the Sultunate. The upper rooms overhanging the street are called Cumbas

Background imageJumba Collection: Water transportation - Baku, Azerbaijan

Water transportation - Baku, Azerbaijan
Water carriers - barrels mounted on mules transporting fresh water through the streets in Baku, Azerbaijan

Background imageJumba Collection: Metelin, Greece

Metelin, Greece
Metelin, Lesbos, Greece - The Street of the Mosque - after the Island was handed back to Greece from Turkey

Background imageJumba Collection: Yemen - Hodeidah - English Consulate

Yemen - Hodeidah - English Consulate in the old Turkish Quarter of the city with its fine Ottoman-influenced architecture (note the cumba)

Background imageJumba Collection: Constantinople - Street scene with cumbas

Constantinople - Street scene with cumbas
Street scene in Istanbul with cumbas

Background imageJumba Collection: The opening of Parliament - Constantinople

The opening of Parliament - Constantinople
The opening of the Parliament - Constantinople around the time of the revolution and the declaration of the new constiution


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