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Constantinople | John Stoddard's Lectures



Constantinople. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleConstantinople - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Constantinople
The noblest avenue of approach to Constantinople leads from the Mediterranean through the Sea of Marmora. The next best way of reaching it is from the Black Sea through the Bosporus. The least impre...
-Constantinople. Part 2
Galata And The Bosporus. That distance lends enchantment to the view, is espe-cially true of Constantinople. With us the dis-illusion commenced even on the steamer's deck; for, as is always the c...
-Constantinople. Part 3
The Galata Bridgb. Gate Of Dolma Baghtcheh. The first object of interest that the visitor to Constantinople should inspect is the famous Galata bridge, which crosses the Golden Horn. This is, p...
-Constantinople. Part 4
Entering this enclosure (for it is now freely open to the public), one may advance directly to the eastern limit of the promontory. During our stay in Constantinople we often came here in the afternoo...
-Constantinople. Part 5
Between Stamboul And Galata. The Bosporus (European Side). The Treasury. The Imperial Gallows. In Stamboul . The following incident well illustrates Oriental life no more than a century...
-Constantinople. Part 6
At a little distance from this column stands the other memorial of this ancient Hippodrome, - the Egyptian obelisk. The Hippodrome. It is a single block of reddish granite, nearly one hundred feet...
-Constantinople. Part 7
The Blackened Column. One object on the northern side of the Golden Horn is visible from every quarter of the Sultan's capital. It is a huge, white, circular structure, called the Tower of Galata. ...
-Constantinople. Part 8
Not one of these animals has a master, not one of them a name. They lie about the hollows in the streets like pigs in a sty; and men step carefully over them, and horses turn aside to let them snooze ...
-Constantinople. Part 9
Fountain Of The Sweet Waters. The Turkish Bath. Mosque Of Suleiman And The Golden Horn. Saving The Head. Like Restless Ghosts. Shades of the Seven Sutherland Sisters, I thought, sup...
-Constantinople. Part 10
Interior Of Santa Sophia. Columns In Santa Sophia. When we examine the details of this historic shrine, we begin to realize the richness of its decoration. In one place are galleries resting on ...
-Constantinople. Part 11
Calling To Prayer. One lovely morning, soon after our arrival in the city of the Sultan, we resolved to vary our adventures by an excursion up the Golden Horn. Making our way therefore, to one of t...
-Constantinople. Part 12
Weighing Dates. From the cafe, we crossed to the opposite side of the Golden Horn, to inspect a Turkish graveyard. Moslem cemeteries are almost invariably shaded by a grove of cypress trees. It was...
-Constantinople. Part 13
A Street Vender. On my first visit to Constantinople, I was particularly fortunate in having an opportunity to see a little of Turkish family life. A young French gentleman, to whom I had brought a...
-Constantinople. Part 14
The Pasha's Son. The Pasha. Before we left the house my friend conducted me into the smoking-room of the mansion. Has the Pasha a large establishment? I inquired. Not for the Orient, was th...
-Constantinople. Part 15
An Earthly Houri. Enjoying A Siesta. Some facts of a legal nature regarding Moslem women are not generally known. For example, a daughter, at her father's death, shares equally with a son in the...
-Constantinople. Part 16
Bohemian Women. A Primitive Landing-Place. Whirling Dervishes. The Persian Embassy-Pera. The most enjoyable excursion to be made in the environs of Constantinople is the sail of sixteen mi...
-Constantinople. Part 17
The Maiden's Tower. Summer Residences. Dolma Baghtcheh. Not far from this, one sees the largest and most imposing of all the Sultan's palaces, known as Dolma Baghtcheh. This splendid edifice,...
-Constantinople. Part 18
The Castle Of Asia. Like the Rhine, the Bosporus is not without its ruins. The most picturesque, and, at one time, the most massive of them all, is known as the Castle of Europe. Four hundred and f...
-Constantinople. Part 19
Along the northern shore of the Black Sea its waves reflect he Russian cross, as on its southern coast still flaunts the Moslem crescent. To sweep across this ocean barrier, to make of it a Russian la...
-Constantinople. Part 20
Filled with such dreams of Co nstantino-ple's future, I stepped one afternoon upon a steamer bound for Italy, and sailed out southward on the Sea of Marmora. The sun was sinking fast behind the Mosl...









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