Tulipmania!

The tulip is one of Istanbul's traditional symbols. Brought to the city from Iran centuries ago, it was favored and cultivated here until tulip-love became a mania. Tulips made their way from Istanbul to Europe—specifically Holland—where a similar tulip mania soon consumed the imaginations—and bank accounts—of Dutch tulip-lovers.

9 Comments

  1. larissa_j
    larissa_j ·

    Great shot!

  2. serra8
    serra8 ·

    @larissa_j thank you :)

  3. evansabahnurd
    evansabahnurd ·

    This is really beautiful! I remember studying about tulips years ago, and the history they have (especially in Turkey) is so interesting. Such a pretty flower has so much symbolism :)

  4. serra8
    serra8 ·

    @evansabahnurd thank you so much for your nice words :) And yes history of the tulips are so interesting!

  5. angusinshetland
    angusinshetland ·

    One of the first well-recorded instances of a speculative bubble!

  6. azureus
    azureus ·

    Beautiful !!!

  7. serra8
    serra8 ·

    @azureus thank you <3

  8. joecool
    joecool ·

    Wonderful!

  9. serra8
    serra8 ·

    @joecool thank you so much