After passing under the second bridge over the Golden Horn, we arrived at the Fener ferry landing.
In the Ottoman period, the Golden Horn was lined on either side with boats and warehouses. A few of what I believe are the old warehouses are still standing and are now being used for alternate purposes. The Women's Library is housed in one quaint building, with a charter to collect works by women and about women. The library is open to the public for research.
Camhane or "Glass House" occupies the adjacent building and it houses the studio of Istanbul glass artist Yasemin Aslan Bakiri. Yasemin's studio is on the ground floor and the upper floors and the courtyard are used for exhibit space.
My favorites were the shields Yasemin had made in the Pate de Verre technique.www.camhane.com
Camhane is a great re-purposed use of an historic building.