|Content Description||Already sent him a post card confirming that they arrived safely [probably Ga 2 E 1326]. Describes Constantinople's two areas of Péra and Instanbul, the 'Golden Horn' waterway, and the 'St Sofia' [Hagia Sophia Cathedral]. Gives her opinion of the architeture of mosques, including the mosque of Ahmed [known as the Blue Mosque] and the mosque of Süleyman the Great [Süleymaniye Mosque]. |
Describes a visit to the Palace of the Seraglio [Topkapı Palace] to see the Sultan's treasures, but thought the gardens were a bit disappointing. Regrets that the country is very poor since the Great War and preceeding wars. Also trips to the museum to see the Alexander Sarcophagus, and to see the Cisterns beneath the city.
Goes on to discuss the Grand National horse race. Informs him that they are going to travel up the Bosphorus to the Black Sea.
Ga 2 E 1344/3: Envelope addressed to Viscount Galway, Serlby Hall, Bawtry, Yorkshire. Postmarked 15 Apr. 1928.