Note 13: A similar legend, but without topographical indications, appears first in Philostorgios, bk. 1, frag. 9. The mention of the Forum indicates that the entry is the work of the last redactor, who imagined a pre-Constantinian wall of Byzantion.
Today I go to Üsküdar. From Avcılar, I walk to the metrobus station, which I take to Cevizlibağ. At Cevizlibağ, I transfer to the tramvay and take that into the city. The tramvay takes me past a section of the still-impressive ruins of the Theodosian Walls marking and defending the western edge of ancient Constantinople. I travel to the First Hill of Istanbul and begin to descend toward the mouth of the Golden Horn. I exit the tramvay at Sirkeci on the side of the hill, where I transfer to the Marmaray, a new subway line that goes underneath the mouth of the Bosporus and connects the European side of the city to the Asian side. I get off at the Üsküdar stop, where I walk to a cafe and sit.