Bird Palaces


Surviving elements of Ottoman era Turkish architecture, variously referred to as “kuş köşkü” (bird pavilions), “güvercinlik” (dovecots) and “serçe saray” (sparrow palaces).

These ornate miniature structures attached to the walls of significant buildings were designed to house birds and keep their droppings from corroding the walls. They were also believed to grant good fortune to those that built them


15 thoughts on “Bird Palaces

      1. Brother Barnabas

        robins are aggressive, treacherous and territorial

        they’re essentially the DUP of the bird world. all other birds know that.

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