Evliya Çelebi describes this place as follows: To the west of the Kağıthane promenade, there is the Kağıthane village promenade with 200 irem vineyards. One bathhouse and twenty shops are at the site. Formerly, a paper atelier and watermills were there. However, today the atelier is in a derelict condition. Along the Kağıthane River, there are tall plane trees, each reaching toward the sky. The branches of each tree accommodate nests for birds.
Source: Travel Account, 17th century
-Nurhan Atasoy, Seyit Ali Kahraman
Evliya Çelebi Seyahatnâmesi: Topkapı Sarayı Bağdat 304 Yazmasının transkripsiyonu (Open in Zotero)
Originally published at: Atasoy, Nurhan, and Seyit Ali Kahraman “Kağıthane Village 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.