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Tulips of Istanbul

Nothing more beautiful!

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The tulip is one of Istanbul's traditional symbols. Brought to the city from Iran centuries ago and then made its way to Holland via the Dutch Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. You can read more here. These pictures were taken in Emirgan Park, which is a former private estate on the Bosporus that is now a public park. Every April the city is filled with tulips blooming as a result of the city's several million dollar investment in bulbs.

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Posted by goodearth 09:07 Archived in Turkey Tagged park turkey istanbul tulips emirgan

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