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Yahya Efendi Promenade

Details

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

Source

  • Travel Account, 17th century

Garden 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.