GREEN / HISTORY / istanbulogy / January 18, 2012

Bird houses of Maçka Park

Bird houses are too small for the birds, though they look lovely. They are hanging on the tress in Maçka Park, once the extended gardens of the Dolmabahçe Palace. The construction of this 19th century palace was necessary as the imperial Topkapı Palace was no longer able to meet the demands of its time. The circumcision parties of the princes and  the weddings of princesses used to be held here on the hills of Maçka. Today, this urban park offers a breath of fresh air to the residents of Nişantaşı, Osmanbey, Şişli, Beşiktaş and Maçka. Depending on the day and the season, it could be really pleasant to watch people with kids and pets. Barbecue no but picnicking yes! I always grab my book but I usually run into my neighbors! If it is the mulberry time in summer, you can find me under one of the mulberry trees:) Bring a bag to pick some mulberries! Here are some shots from winter and spring!

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