Bosphorus : Its Palaces, Mansions, Pavilions And Yalis
Yayıncı Akşit ISBN 9789757039853 | İngilizce | 348 Sayfa | Türler Şehir Tarihi / İstanbul | Gezi-Türkiye
Welcome to seller payitaht's library! 314 illustrations!! Having administrated practically the whole world from here for a few centuries, the Ottoman sultans began to prefer to live along shores of the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus. While wooden palaces of the sultans first rose along these shores, they were eventually replaced with dazzling ashlar block structures such as the Ciragan Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace Dolmabahçe Palace. Besides these magnificent structures that embellished the shores of the Golden Horn and Bosphorus during the Ottoman era, a number of mansions were also constructed which were used by the sultans for their daily excursions. Each the epitome of small palaces, these elegant structures were augmented with pavilions that were built by leading state emissaries of the era such as grand viziers and pashas, ornamenting the city's natural beauty with exquisite edifices.We tried to introduce you to these structures, the majority of which can be visited as museums, under separate chapters and titles in this work of ours. Although sultans and kings had constructed grandiose structures in many places around the world, none of them could integrate with the natural beauty of the Bosphorus. The yalis strung along the two sides of this fairytale-like waterway stretching between the Marmara and Black Sea convey as much pomp and circumstance as the imperial palaces. Meaning "the home of lapping waters", the yah found its true meaning on the Bosphorus. A total of 366 of these historical structures decorate the shores of the Bophorus which flows between two seas. Each with its own tale to tell, these yalıs have survived to this day as the scenes of fervent love stories, major tragedies, tears of endearment as well as the occasional secret. We make the effort of conveying information regarding these debonair structures, most of which were mentioned in detail in the notebooks kept by the sultans personal bodyguards in the sultanate caique during the Ottoman era.