Dolmabahce Palace

The Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul was rebuild by Sultan Abdulmecid in the mid 19th century. The palace is a symbol of the Ottoman Empires magnificence and decadence. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, died in his bedroom here in 1938

Entrance to the Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul

Entrance to the Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's bedroom at Dolmabahce Palace.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s bedroom at Dolmabahce Palace.

Large Hereke carpet

Large Hereke carpet

From a travel in 2005.