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View of the Eyüp Valley from Anemas Tower

Photograph by Nicholas Artamonoff, Spring 1937.
View of the Eyüp Valley from Anemas Tower

While recording Byzantine architectural works, Artamonoff captured details from the design of these market gardens. Standing at the northwestern section of the wall, he photographed the market gardens just below him with a view extending to the hills above Eyüp. A cistern used for storing water from the wells of each of those gardens can be discerned among the blooming trees planted on the edges of the garden plots.

 

Nicholas V. Artamonoff, View of Eyüp Valley, 1937. Myron Bement Smith Collection, Artamonoff P380, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

 

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