Frances Minto Dickinson Elliot in Constantinople

from Diary of an Idle Woman in Constantinople, pages 424, page 424:

I am ushered into a pretty drawing room, hung with chintz, from the windows of which, turned towards the road, we are to see the Sultan pass to the mosque.... At a given moment, while a bad orchestra was playing tunes from `Madame Angot,' under a bank opposite the mosque, two broughams full of veiled ladies, after battling with the water-carts which still lingered on the road, and getting much pushed about, drove into the inclosure, and took up their place under the wall of the mosque.... The horses were taken from the carriage, and there the ladies sat boxed up in their broughams …   more >>
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Memoir of Frances Minto Dickinson Elliot, 1892?. In Frances Minto Dickinson Elliot, Diary of an Idle Woman in Constantinople, p. 424. accessed: 23 November, 2017 (British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries 1500-1950)

location of experience: Constantinople


Listening to

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Madame Angot

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others


The date 1892 is not certain.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:21:40 +0100