You take a cable-lift up to the summit of the hill where you can look down on the Golden Horn and the beautiful mosques of the Old City and surrounds. Pierre Loti (born Louis Marie JulienViaud (b. 14 Jan 1850 – d. 10 June 1923), was a French writer who lived in Istanbul at the end of the 19th century. It is said his name was given Tahitian natives during a journey to the south Sea Islands He rose to the rank of a Colonel in the French Army and was considered a friend of the Ottomans but there were those who thought otherwise as . Amongst the many novels he wrote his main works are; Aziyade his first novel on the Ottoman Life, La TurquieAgonisante(Turkey Agonizes) and his last novel was Supremes Visions d’Orient ( Last Visions of the East). It is an interesting fact that his first and last novels are about Istanbul and the Ottomans. Coffee house now stands where he lived and wrote. Here you relax and take time outfor a tea or coffee and enjoy the view.