This distant view captures the town of Hadjin in one photograph
Vilayet of Adana - Hadjin

This distant view captures the entire town of Hadjin in one photograph. Lower, Middle and Upper Hadjin are visible. What is not apparent is the lush foliage and the gardens cultivated along the two rivers that encircled the town; nor is there any sign of the mills powered by their strong currents.

Hadjin was reached from the Adana Plain after four days' travel through the Taurus Mountains, yet the city sat approx. 1,000 meters (3,500 ft) above sea level. The barren peaks encompassing the town jutted up over 3,000 meters (10,000 ft).

When missionaries explained Hadjin, they likened its hundreds of houses to birds' nests clinging to the side of a mountain, or as looking like a honeycomb.

On the bottom lower right is the government building (1) that housed dignitaries and the telegraph. The iconic St. Asdavadzazin Church (2) stands at the south end of the bluff (Middle Hadjin). To the left of the Armenian church is the girls’ school (3). Further left is the top story of the Boys' Academy (4).
Hadjin, Turkey
circa 1900s
Houshamadyan -
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Created on 2016-12-11 at 23:23 and last updated on 2018-08-20 at 05:30.