Project director Peter Christensen explains the scanning process at Beylikköprü, a village in Ankara Province.
This side-by-side photograph shows the rear facade (non–track side) of Zeytinli (left) and Durak (right), two stations that were built with the same plan yet which feature distinctive ornaments, windows, and doors.
A reference sphere affixed magnetically to the track diagram at Durak station.
Project director Peter Christensen sets up an interior shot inside the Portico at Durak station.
A distinctive ornament on the underside of the Zeytinli station’s eaves.
Oğuz Orkun Doma (right), a PhD student in architectural computation at Istanbul Technical University, joined the research team for four days in Turkey, serving as technical advisor, translator, guide, and photographer.
Graduate student Alana Wolf-Johnson takes site measurements at Durak station.
Project director Peter Christensen levels the FARO Focus3D scanner in Demiryurt. This site, no longer in use by the TCDD (Turkish railways), proved challenging due to unsteady terrain and heavy brush.
The research team was warmly greeted by station agents and local residents, and scanning sessions were often punctuated by invitations to relax and enjoy çay (Turkish black tea) and biscuits.
A trio of local puppies joined the team in Demiryurt.