chapter  5
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The Outer Gardens of the Saray

OurpresentstrollwilltakeusfromHaghiaSophia throughtheoutercourtyardoftheSarayanditslower gardens.Thisarea,attheveryapexoftheoldcity,is almosttotallycutofffromtheturbulentlifeofmodem Stamboul,shieldedasitisbyouterwallsoftheSaray. Walkingthroughthesequietgardens,itisdifficultto imaginethatthiswasthesiteoftheancienttownof Byzantium.