Tophane Promenade (MEGT)
Istanbul, Turkey
Evliya Çelebi describes the promenade as follows: “All of these are organized in an order under the shadows of big tall cypresses . . . and weeping willows, plane, and linden trees. Because this is a promenade, thousands of people gather here on the second day of every religious holy day.”


Source: Travel Account, 17th century


-Nurhan Atasoy, Seyit Ali Kahraman


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Evliya Çelebi Seyahatnâmesi: Topkapı Sarayı Bağdat 304 Yazmasının transkripsiyonu (Open in Zotero)


Originally published at: Atasoy, Nurhan, and Seyit Ali Kahraman “Tophane Promenade” Middle East Gardens Traditions. Dumbarton Oaks, December 1, 2014. https://www.doaks.org/resources/middle-east-garden-traditions/catalogue/C98. Archived at: https://perma.cc/5UDZ-R9BM.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Dates of attested life: Unknown -19th century
Date of entry of information: August 2007
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1299-1922
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Tophane Promenade
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landscape
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