Turkish/Georgian Vacation Recap – Part 4

August 27, 2014

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Ali and I spent our last day in Istanbul visiting Dolmabahçe Palace.  This beautiful piece of architecture sits along the Bosphorus.  It was home to the Sultans between 1856-1922.  Below is a view of the palace from our ferry ride the previous day. 

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While Topkapi Palace (located in Old City and the more popular tourist attraction) was built using classic Ottoman architecture, Dolmabahçe Palace was built with French influence in mind.  Look at  the beautiful garden!

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Can’t you imagine old vessels dropping off palace visitors at this gate?

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There was also a peacock on the palace grounds!! Beautiful right?

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Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos inside the palace due to safety and architectural concerns. After the tour we headed back to our hotel, packed our bags, and headed to the airport for Tbilisi, Georgia!

Next up: the Republic of Georgia!

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Have you seen a peacock before?

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