Les Vallaury a Istanbul

Rue de Pera, now known as Istiklal Street, at its intersection with Sahne Sokak. On the streetcorner on the left side you can see the words cafe, likely in the location of a cafe owned by François Vallaury, the father of architect Alexander Vallaury (photo: SALT Open Archive)

Rue de Pera / Istiklal Caddesi. Photo: SALT Open Archive

Neste episódio do Ottoman History Podcast, a historiadora Nilay Özlü conta a história fascinante de uma dinastia Levantina cujo legado na Istambul imperial começou com … bolos.

Edouard Vallaury, o avô, foi o chef pasteleiro do corte otomana; François Vallaury, o pai, foi o proprietário de um dos primeiros cafés ao estilo ocidental da recém-desenvolvida Grand Rue de Pera (hoje chamada de İstiklâl Caddesi, ou Rua da Independência); Alexander Vallaury, o filho, foi o fundador da educação em arquitectura e o mais influente arquitecto de Istambul na viragem do século.

On this Ottoman History Podcast episode, historian Nilay Özlü tells the fascinating story of a Levantine dynasty whose legacy in imperial Istanbul, began with… pastries.

Edouard Vallaury, the grandfather, was the pastry chef of the Ottoman court; François Vallaury, the father, was the owner of one of the first western-style cafés on the newly-developed Grand Rue de Pera (today called İstiklâl Caddesi, or Independence Street); Alexander Vallaury, the son, was the founder of architecture education and Istanbul’s most influential turn-of-the-century architect.

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