Last year I spent most of the month of May in Turkey, in a journey that is always different but always intriguing to me...I really didn't post many pictures from this unforgettable trip and I think that now is a good time to do it...because it's been a year ago and I feel that I need to dedicate more time to this very favorite country to me..
Istanbul is the jewel capital with so many monuments to visit, one of them is the Dolmabahçe Palace.
Built in 19 th century is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world. It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire with the last of Ottoman Sultans was residing there. After the foundation of the Turkish Republic in Ankara, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk transferred all government functions to the youthful capital but on his visits to Istanbul Ataturk occupied only a small room at Dolmabahce Palace as his own. He stayed, welcomed his foreign guests and made a practical center for national, historical and language congress and for international conferences.
The gardens and the views to Bosphorus are more than spectacular and the peaceful setting is always a joy to visit.
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jemaflor (86486) 2014-05-25 23:14
Bien cadrée cette façade, bon effet de symétrie, parfaite capture de la lumière, les teintes sont plaisantes et la netteté idéale.
carlo62 (35104) 2014-05-25 23:53
bel palazzo dallo stile classico, con colonne e archi, belle le rifiniture e, da quello che dici, ha un posizionamento di favore nei confronti del paesaggio circostante. Ottima inquadratura e bella luce a completare un bel quadro.
miumiu (6111) 2014-05-26 2:01
Wonderful building with excellent composition.
The colours and sharpness are amazing.
l like the tall pinetrees and green grass in the foreground.
cornejo (33180) 2014-05-26 4:02
Hola Eleni, muy buena foto de este interesante palacio, muy bien compuesta y encuadrada, con buena nitidez, luz y color, estupendo y bonito trabajo bien realizado, mis felicitaciones amiga mía, gracias por compartir.
Buen día y feliz semana.
Un cordial saludo.
jhm (141081) 2014-05-26 5:10
The arches make these picture very pleasant to look at.
Also the building with the nice old architecture is very well photographed.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant to look at
A nice composition, excellent presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
ourania (33365) 2014-05-26 6:38
πολύ όμορφο και εντυπωσιακό κτήριο, μου αρέσει πολύ που απέφυγες την απόλυτη συμμετρία και άφησες το τοπίο του κήπου να σε καθοδηγήσει στη σύνθεσή σου. Η περιγραφή σου έχει εκπληκτική ακρίβεια, ο συνδυασμός αρχιτεκτονικών στοιχείων έχει μεγάλο ενδιαφέρον. Πραγματικά απολαυστικό το φως και τα χρώματα, ευχάριστες και πεντακάθαρες οι σκιές. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλή σου μέρα,
ikeharel (59367) 2014-05-26 7:47
Most impressive building, decorated facade, and above all light management was super.
At first I thought this was somewhere else, but the note says otherwise.
*** Now is the time for the Jay birds, on spring, and I intend to look for, and have more pictures. Thanks.
adramad (39070) 2014-05-26 9:01
Esplendida composicion, con esta bonita fachada de tan fantastico palacio, creo que esta fachada, es la menos conocida de todas, me gusta mucho el POV con esos esplendidos arboles.
Una imagen para disfrutar, con su hermoso colorido, gran luminosidad y perfecta nitidez.
Muy bien captada. Me encanta.
Feliz inicio de semana.
Royaldevon (31133) 2014-05-26 11:59
This Palace certainly has some very beautiful decoration, emphasised by its situation around the pillared balcony. The details are pin sharp.
Your viewpoint, with the palace situated between the two trees, gives the impression that we are being treated to a very secret viewing! So exciting!!
My warm regards,
photoray (12761) 2014-05-26 16:50
An impressive Georgian and Romanesque architecture with the dominating ornate columns and arches.
Certainly an inviting place to visit and soak in the history.
Thanks for sharing,
ricardomattos (4703) 2014-05-26 17:54
Very nice and well done façade. Beautiful shot with sharpness and very good colors. You choose well this POV.
Many details to enjoy here.
Silvio1953 (125395) 2014-05-27 10:50
Ciao Eleni, gran bella vista di una fanntastica architettura in un msgnifivo parco, ottima luce e splendidi colori, bravissima, un abbraccio Silvio
Noel_Byrne (25562) 2014-05-27 11:27
A very fine palace, and the way you have composed the shot makes it look like we are viewing a hidden place here, as we peer between the trees. The lush green lawn to the front speaks that this place is maintained perfectly, as does the intricate detail of the well kept façade. A true sense of monument to this wonderful building.