Fountain

From the sunwashed ruins of ancient Greek towns to one of the world’s major cities, the transition was stark. After a week in small towns and villages, Istanbul was a delight: the crowds, the bad traffic, loud noises. It was like coming home! Our hotel was closer to the Topkapi Palace than I’d realized.

So we had a quick lunch at a kabab shop outside the hotel and walked up a massive gate which was the entrance to the park known as Gülhane, rose garden in translation. Lavender was in bloom (featured photo). This was more interesting than roses for us, since lavender does not grow in India. And then we discovered an interesting fountain!

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Author: I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.

14 thoughts on “Fountain”

  1. Interesting that you commented on the ‘delight’ of being in a big city…I have just been in large cities in Germany and couldn’t wait to get home to my sleepy little village where almost nothing ever happens! I love the idea of that fountain.

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    1. Thanks. I tried living in a small village in France for a year but after a while I found myself driving off the nearest city every other evening. I don’t think I’m cut out for a life on a desert island.

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