chapter  13
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The Fifth and Sixth Hills

Aconvenientstarting-pointmightbetheoutercourtyardofFatihCam.ii,fromwherewecanwalkalongthe ridgeconnectingtheFourthandFifthHills.Wewillleave throughthegatetotherightatthewesternendofthe courtyard.ThisleadsusintoDa.rii§~afakaCaddesi,which extendsnorthwesttowardstheFifthHill.Thisavenue takesusthroughthelivelydistrictof<;al"§amba,which literally,meansWednesday,sonamedforthebustlingopen marketwhichthrongsitsstreetsonthatday.(ThisiBa travelingmarketwhichsetsupitsstallsandbarrowsin


different parts of the town on different days; thus there are neighborhoods in Istanbul named after almost all of the days in the week.)

A few hundred meters along Darli!}§afaka Caddesi we see off on the right the famous institution from which the avenue takes its name, the Darli~§afaka Lisesi. Darii"afaka., founded in 1855, is an orphanage which has one of the finest secondary schools in Turkey - the whole institution is a model of its kind. The building, unfortunately, is less fine.