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Yahya Efendi Promenade

 
Catalogue
Ottoman Gardens
City
Istanbul
Country
Turkey
Authors
Nurhan Atasoy;
Seyit Ali Kahraman

Description

Evliya Çelebi (Seyahatnâmesi, 1:135b) describes this place as follows: It is a valley between a large hill and a green river which is adorned with plane trees, weeping willow, mastic trees, walnut trees, and cypresses. The hymns and chants of the birds—chaffinch, blackbird, finch, nightingale, tits, etc.—draw travelers to the site, and lovers converse at this location, which is an old recreation place.

 

Source

  • Travel Account, 17th century
Catalogue
Ottoman Gardens
City
Istanbul
Country
Turkey
Authors
Nurhan Atasoy;
Seyit Ali Kahraman