Photographer's Note

Dolmabahçe means "filled-in garden" (gefilte garden?) in Turkish. The reason this name is given to this location is because the site was originally a bay on the Bosporus which was used for the anchorage of the Ottoman fleet. The area was reclaimed gradually during the 18th century to become an imperial garden. Frankly I don't thinks it is a wise way to spend 1.73 billion U.S. dollars (2021 value) in a city that lies so close to a major fault line.

This is the approach to the Selamlık of the palace. The selamlık (or sélamlique) is the part of an Ottoman dwelling reserved for men. Selamlık was also a portion of the household reserved for the guests (from the root word selam, "greeting").

Exif Data:
Make: Apple
Model: iPhone XR
Software: 14.4.2
Exposure Time: 1/2900
F-Stop: f/1.8
ISO Speed Ratings: 25
Focal Length: 17/4 mm
Date Taken: 2021-05-25 12:52
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1983 kb
GPS: 41.03826486440701, 28.99756933242193

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