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By: Mommy Izz and Aiden

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Istanbul - Was truly astonished with Dolmabahce Palace!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Me with the prince inside the palace
 
Cantik plaster ceiling dia..hehe
 
We all kena kaler shoes with plastic..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Painting Surre Possesion by Stefano Ussi
The caravan travelled from Istanbul to Mecca
 
 
They wanted to give moneytary aid to help to maintain Kaabah
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telepun zaman dolu2...antic!
Their tea set
 
 
 
Nak curi satu bleh?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cantik!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tour guide bagi syarahan
Stair dia cantik..dia panggil crystal stairs
Chandelier from France, but yg dlm big hall is the biggest
 
The ceiling also is the real gold!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Most of the items are gifts...the pasu from CHina
The 150 year old bear rugs from Tsar of Rusia
 
Some tempat ada kaler gold tu was made by a real gold!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gambar sultan
 
Library
SInk inside the toilet
Toilet tempat sultan poo poo hihi
Gambar ni hidup..mcm berhantu pulak
Was the ruang tamu of the bilik tido
Open air bilik mandi dia bebs!
I love the colour of the tiles!
 
Tempat hamam..the place where sultan mandi
 
 
 
Gambar the 3 sultans who were living in this palace
 
 
 
 
 
I wonder how they ukir benda ni..too halus!
Gambar paintings
 
 
 
 
Cuteness! It's pink!
 
Chandelier comes from France..it was a gift
 
 
Bilik the prince and the princess mengaji
The red room
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The world's largest crystal bohemian chandeliar
 
 
Look up..it's so beautiful!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Was tertipu with this 3D drawing...timbul!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Garden dia cantik...but i wonder malam2 berhantu ke tak
 
 
 
 
Takut je if ada org intai...besar sgt!
 
 
 
 
Like a fantasy garden!
Kena bergambar at this out of ordiniary garden
The gate
 
My dad named me "Puteri" as my first name. When I was a child my classmates used to ask me, "Are you the real Puteri / Princess?" Haha, no, I am not..it's just a name..But the experience entering the Dolmabahce Palace was really great! I can imagine the life of the previous Ottoman Kings, living in their era. It was home to 6 sultans and the founding leader of modern republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Ataturk spent his last days and died here.


~The guard is not moving! Handsome! ~


~With my prince!~


We had a turbo tour here...hehe...coz the palace is really huge! But there's too much too see. I wanted to see the famous Crystal Staircase that has the shape of a double horseshoe and is built of Baccarat crystal, brass and mahogany. Also wanted to see the bedroom, toilet and hamam (bathroom) of the Ottoman sultans. Also featured are 150-year-old bearskin rugs originally presented to the Sultan as a gift by the Tsar of Russia. The best thing to see is the world's largest Bohemian crystal chandelier at the center hall. The chandelier has 750 lamps and weighs 4.5 tons!


But the best of all to look up and see this....I was hoping some of the gold leaves will fall onto my head! ...the ceilings of the palace were gilded by fourteen tons of gold in the form of gold leaves!











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