Photographer's Note

This photo was taken in Istanbul Cıragan Palace with old friend Minolta...
The Ciragan Palace is located on the west, European shore of the Bosphorus and was built by Sultan Abdulaziz. Although he did not use this palace, it served as a jail for his successor Sultan Murat V. who was mentally incapable of governing and thus was removed from power after ruling for only one year.
The palace also served for Deputies and Senators as the Parliament building in 1909 but was destroyed by a suspicious fire in 1910. The palace has now been rebuilt and there is a five star hotel (Hotel Kempinski), immediately in front of it. Ciragan Palace has some very exclusive restaurants and shops.
PS: Because I scanned at home the quality has dropped..
I hope you will like it..

bubu, ahmetgedikli, cengiz, pablominto, ALIRIZA, talatbay, berek, atus, pranab has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 3731
Points: 34
Additional Photos by Salim Fikirkoca (sufi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1705 W: 165 N: 1512] (9588)
View More Pictures