By JAMES E. P. BOULDEN, M.D.
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The city towards evening presents a far different picture from that witnessed through the day. When the lengthening shadows intimate the almost finished course of the sun, many his diminishing rays a Moslem eye is regarding with peculiar interest. The cafe s, as yet deserted, are being swept, seats are being arranged in front of them for the expected guests, pipes are being prepared, coffee warmed, and sherbet cooled. Soon the crowd the cafe s are occupied whom fully collects, and the seats of by long-bearded Turks, before are placed nargalas, with their long tubes grace winding over them, their cut glass and decanter- formed bodies half perforated filled and their with rose-water earthen bowls holding the grateful to bacco.
In not fact, make their appearance at a Turkish Turkish females do not, on any occa sion, out of doors, mingle with the men. Even when the denizens of Constantinople, in order to escape the heat of the city, resort to some of the beautiful val leys opening into the Bosphorus, to spend the pic-nic style, the day in two sexes do not associate with each other, but have separate places to ramble about in or spread their mats. It would be an extremely dangerous experiment for LUXURIOUS ENJOYMENTS OF 64 a Turkish gentleman to walk, stand, or converse with a Turkish lady in any public place.
A Ride through CHAPTER VII. Constantinople on Horseback Nations and Costumes Women The Yashmak Hamals, Donkeys, and Horses and Pera Their Peculiarities. A FEW days all Turks, Greeks, Jews, Moors, Arabs, Per Turkish and Armenian sians, &c. People of after our Perigee and Dogs of Constantinople arrival, I traversed the principal thoroughfares of Constantinople on horse back, and really the objects that attracted interesting my and diversified attention were well worth the trouble and risk of such a ride.