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Dolmabahce


Dolmabahce
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Copyright: Deniz senyesil (denizler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1269 W: 8 N: 151] (11459)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-02
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S7000
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/12 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-03 5:37
Viewed: 981
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dolmabahçe Palace was the first European-style palace in Istanbul and was built by Sultan Abdülmecid between 1842 and 1853, at a cost of five million Ottoman gold pounds, the equivalent of 35 tons of gold. 14 tons of gold was used only to adorn the interior ceiling of the palace. The world's largest Bohemian crystal chandelier, a gift from Queen Victoria, is at the center hall. The chandelier has 750 lamps and weighs 4.5 tons. Dolmabahçe has the largest collection of Bohemian and Baccarat crystal chandeliers in the world, and even the staircases are made of Baccarat crystal.

Dolmabahçe was originally a bay in the Bosphorus which was filled gradually during the 18th century to become an imperial garden, much appreciated by the Ottoman sultans (and from here comes the name, dolma meaning 'filled' and bahçe 'garden'). Various summer palaces were built here during the 18th and 19th centuries. The palace that stands here today was built between 1842 and 1853 during the reign of Sultan Abdülmecid, on the site of the old coastal palace of Beşiktaş, by the Armenian-Turkish architects Garabet Amira Balyan and his son Nigoğayos Balyan. The Sultans moved here since the old Topkapı Palace lacked the modern luxuries that the Dolmabahçe could provide. The palace is composed of three parts; the Mabeyn-i Hümâyûn (or Selamlık; the quarters reserved for the men), Muayede Salonu (the ceremonial halls) and the Harem-i Hümâyûn (the Harem; i.e. the apartments of the family of the Sultan). The palace has an area of 45,000 m² (11.2 acres), and contains 285 rooms, 46 halls, 6 baths (hamam) and 68 toilets. The famous Crystal Staircase has the shape of a double horseshoe and is built of Baccarat crystal, brass and mahogany. The palace includes a large number of Hereke palace carpets made by Hereke Imperial Factory. Also featured are 150-year-old bearskin rugs originally presented to the Sultan as a gift by the Tsar of Russia.

The palace is managed by Milli Saraylar Daire Başkanlığı (Directorate of National Palaces) bound to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Dolmabahçe Palace Museum is open to public on weekdays from 9:00 to 15:00, except Mondays and Thursdays
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first president of Turkey, spent his last years in the palace as his health deteriorated. Atatürk died at 9:05 a.m. on November 10, 1938, in a room that is now part of the museum.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolmabah%C3%A7e_Palace

GreenBaron, kokos101, norenastramus, XOTAELE, milas, bilgekurt, HaBeMa, jan515, lilimih33, greenloves has marked this note useful
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To greenloves: Selamlar Esin Hanım,denizler 1 08-26 09:55
To norenastramus: Selamlar Hilmi:)denizler 1 07-03 17:31
To milas: Selamlar Mustafa Bey ,denizler 1 07-03 17:30
To XOTAELE: Hi Juan,denizler 1 07-03 17:27
To jan515: Hello Dear Janusz:)denizler 1 07-03 17:23
To bilgekurt: Ergun Bey Selamlar:)denizler 1 07-03 16:22
To HaBeMa: Selamlar Harun,denizler 1 07-03 16:17
To pandora: Selamlar:)denizler 1 07-03 16:15
To kokos101: Hi My Dear Friend Zoran:)denizler 1 07-03 10:17
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hello deniz!
lovely view on dolmabahce, great composition and lights.
tfs
zoran

Merhaba Deniz,
Eski ve yeni mimarlık örnekleri, Bir İstanbul akaşmının son ışıkları altında, muhteşem bir kartpostalda buluşmuşlar.Eline sağlık.

hAyAti

Merhaba Deniz,
Güzel bir akşam üstü istanbul manzarası.Açı renk ve detayları ile çok güzel komposizyon.tebrikler.
selamlar.
H.Ayhan

Preciosos tonos los que el sol imprime sobre la ciudad cuando se oculta.
Buena captura y acertado encuadre.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-07-03 12:46]
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Merhaba Deniz bey;
Her yönüyle işte SARAY dedirtecek güzellikte bir mekanımız...Ne güzellikler yaşandı, ne gözyaşları döküldü...güzel bir açıdan, güzel bir kare..tebrikler selam ve saygılar

Merhabalar Deniz Bey;
Nefis bir saat, nefis bir şehir, nefis bir kompozisyon ve her zamanki gibi titiz bir işçilik nefis bir denizler klasiği.
Ellerinize sağlık.
Saygı, sevgi ve selamlarımla...

ergUn'ca

Selam Deniz;mükemmel açıklama notun ve harika çekim kalitesi ile enfes bir tanıtım,tebrikler...
Habema.
:-]

Merhabalar,
Sağ taraftaki çirkin binalara rağmen çok etkileyici. Renkler harika.
Tebrikler

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-07-03 16:53]
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Hello dear Deniz,
wow this is a miraculous picture, the lighting, water and the marvellous colours, it is unique, great.
Best wishes.
Janusz

Hello Deniz!
Great sky and beautiful colours and light in your composition!
Nice place!
Lovely frame, too!
Excellent done!
Lili

Merhaba Deniz
Not to long there myself.. that way this means more to me
Knowing the sounds.. the presence of people.. traffic.. Nice sunset.
Bye
John
* pl

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  • mimar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 118 W: 1 N: 0] (471)
  • [2007-07-05 18:17]

güzel bir istanbul akşamı.dolmabahçe ve boğaz şahane çıkmış.
canay

Selamlar,
Çok hoş,nefis bir çalışma..
her açıdan harika...

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