On arriving in Constantinople, Olivia and her companion, Miss Neston, inspect the house her brother has rented for them.
The ladies were pleased to find that their new home was a handsome, stone built villa near the top of the hill and with a view of the sea.
Olivia flitted back from the balcony. 'I like this house,' she declared, 'The view over the city and across the water is delightful. It’s splendid to be living in one continent and looking out at another one, do you not agree, Nessie?' She surveyed the room and nodded briskly. 'All we need is carpets, a few hangings and some ornaments.'
The view over the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus Strait from the hilltop in Galata where Olivia stays.
Another view of the busy Strait