Yildiz Park: the north point on the hill, you walk the slope down from here. Hidden in a silent lonely hill, away from the skyscrapers, hustle and bustle of the cafes, shops and bars, in an old suburb of Beşiktaş district lies Yildiz park (Yıldız Sarayı). The entrance to the park eluded me several times,… Continue reading Strolling in the royal hunting grounds
Power wasn't in the throne where the sultan sat, rather the bed where he slept and with whom he laid.
The Tulip Festival in Istanbul at Emirgan Park every April is an event none would like to miss!! Sadly due to the Coronavirus pandemic this year as I feared the beautiful tulip festival of Istanbul was cancelled. To bring the spirit of spring and the wonderful festival to the world again this year I pay… Continue reading An ode to the tulips of Istanbul