Found project: Hippodrome


    Project : Hippodrome

    Language variant : At Meydanı

    Architect : Septimus Severus (commissioner)

    Completion: 3rd c.

    Locality : Istanbul

    Country : Turkey

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    Description :

    “In the cool of the evening I walked over the Hippodrome. In what was once the stalls, where the violent Byzantine circus factions once knifed it out, large Turkish ladies in headscarves now sit quietly gossiping on park benches. Their husbands squat nearby, under the chestnuts, cracking pistachio nuts. The occasional salesman with a glass cupboard on wheels wanders past, hawking paper cones full of chickpeas. Gulls hover silently overhead. It is strange to think that the hippodrome one held 120,000 people – double the present-day capacity of Wembley Stadium.”

    William Dalrymple, From the Holy Mountain: A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1998, p. 39.

    Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen



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