The Ishak Pasha Saray (Palace) looks down over Dogubayazit from its commanding position in the nearby hills. Its sandy coloured walls reflect the golden glow of the late afternoon sun. Construction of the palace was completed in 1784 by the Kurdish chieftan who gave his name to the building.
The site is 6km outside of the town and is worth an hour or so poking around the crumbling rooms and courtyards. It's a good stopover while waiting to cross into Iran, or in my case before heading north and into Georgia.
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waskahegan (0) 2004-12-26 14:08
I find this picture extremely interesting from the point of view of architecture and culture, the view is also outstanding. Good framing and light management.
Emile (20352) 2004-12-26 14:52
Creo haber visto este mismo palacio en otra fotografia en TE, no hay dudas que es un sitio precioso y me gusta esta foto por su nitidez, foco y composicion del palacio con el valle y las monta˝as al fondo. Felicitaciones.
supereira (9576) 2004-12-26 15:23
Great view.I like the architecture.Great point of view and prespective.Great colors and good contrast between them.Good composition and DOF.Well done!
KevRyan (22956) 2004-12-26 15:48
Thanks for sharing this.....when I looked at this picture it reminded me of how remarkable and amazing this website is! Beautifually photographed.
bantonbuju (51815) 2004-12-26 16:30
hey jonathan; can see you like the country of turkey; me, too; love the pic - the scenery and the composition; great
aznegrao (10316) 2004-12-26 20:37
Fantastica perspectiva, mostrando a imponencia da construšŃo com o lindo cenario ao fundo. Otimo trabalho Jonathan.
ChristianS (2997) 2004-12-27 4:24
Beautiful scenery, very nice composition having a high point of view with the palace in the foreground and overlooking the town and the plain below. Well done Jonathan!
mineelci (1535) 2004-12-27 4:42
this place is on my top ten worth to go and see list. Great place, lovely shots. Will you go to Nemrud, Mardin and Van too?
BiRiNARES (477) 2004-12-28 6:06
I like picture .my that town :))thank you
joseelias (0) 2004-12-30 7:45
Good POV over this beautiful building. I like very much how you fit it into the surrounding landscape and at the same time showing a monumental view. The diagonal framing add dinamic to the scene. Good exposure considering the height of the sun.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-01-06 7:54
Hi Jonathan, happy new year !
I like here the nice architecture you present as well as the shooting angle you have chosen that shows well how this palace dominates the surroundings. Light is also great.
trasher (195) 2005-01-10 14:42
Different view of the same place: http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Middle_East/Turkey/photo127429.htm.
castellano (791) 2005-02-14 7:07
Awesome view you present here! The perspective is very nice, as well as the building's architecture. I specially the like the horizon of the picture, it gives the photo a mistier ambient.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-03-21 9:37
Very nice picture of this wonderful and little known castle. I beleive that when the masses discover this place it will be as photographed as the Taj Mahal, for now we can count ourselfs as the lucky ones that have captured it in film before it was discovered. Cheers Daniel
Mafo (1339) 2005-05-07 17:18
Nice picture, nice place Johnatan!
NIce perspective, good sharpnes, I like it!
riclopes (35577) 2006-01-11 3:39
I remember this shot before I joined TE (I didn't know it was yours!). I visited regularly TE, almost from the begining...
This was one of the views that was in my head, when I went to Turkey. I tried to get there, before climbing the Caškar Mountains, but didin't have enough time for the long bus journey from Erzurum.
The Palace is very attractive and the landscape really fascinates me. Great POV!
Thank you very much,
abulafia (4900) 2006-05-24 6:23
I like this view of the palace. nice pov where we can see the whole palace and the town below.
- Copyright: Jonathan Wilson (jbweasle) (9393)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2001-06-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Konica Lexio 70
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Ishak Pasha Palace, KURDS [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-12-26 13:56
- Favorites: 1 [view]