Anadoluhisarcı

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Anadoluhisarcı a late 14th-century fortress on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus
Anadoli Hissar. — or the Castle of Asia & the Hill of Kandeli.
On the Bosphorus. Asia Minor

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View of Anadoluhisarcı, also known as Güzelce Hisar, a late fourteenth-century fortress on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus. The author describes it and its surroundings as follows:

The Asiatic castle stands, somewhat elevated, on a low promontory, which, with a village around it, it covers. Near it is the Guyuk Sou(1), or Sweet Waters of Asia, frequented as one of the favourite scenes of Turkish enjoyment. The neighbourhood, on both sides the Bosphorus, possesses springs of great celebrity.[…]
Rising from the low and alluvial soil below, is the beautiful and romantic eminence of Kandeli(2). This lovely hill projecting into a promontory, commands an extensive view on both sides, up and down the strait, nearly to its opening at both seas. It is the favourite residence of the rich Armenians, who, retiring from the dismal obscurity of their shops in the bazaars, or the cell-like offices where they are engaged in the city and confined all day, indulge here in airy and splendid mansions, an evening repose in more than Asiatic luxury.

  1. ^ Göksu
  2. ^ Kandilli
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