If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul. ~Alphonse de Lamartine
Belgrade Forest (Istanbul) under snow, January 2012 (photo 4 of 95)
Bahçeköy is one of the Northern Villages of Sarıyer, Istanbul. It was formerly the Byzantine Petra District. In the 19th century, the village was inside the Belgrade forest but due to the latter’s retreat before development, Bahcekoy now sits on the forest’s edge.