The Beylerbeyi Palace Beylerbeyi meaning "Lord of Lords" is located in the Beylerbeyi neighbourhood of Istanbul, Turkey at the Asian side of the Bosphorus. An Imperial Ottoman summer residence built in the 1860s, it is now situated immediately north of the 1973 Bosphorus Bridge .Beylerbeyi Palace was commissioned by Sultan Abdülaziz (1830–1876) and built between 1861 and 1865 as a summer residence and a place to entertain visiting heads of state. Empress Eugénie of France visited Beylerbeyi on her way to the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 and had her face slapped by the sultan's mother for daring to enter the palace on the arm of Abdülaziz. (Despite her initial reception, Empress Eugénie of France was so delighted by the elegance of the palace that she had a copy of the window in the guest room made for her bedroom in Tuileries Palace, in Paris.) Other regal visitors to the palace included the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The palace was the last place of captivity of the deposed sultan Abdulhamid II from 1912 until his death there in 1918..
Return To Istanbul (Tuula)
I had been wanting to return to Istanbul since the moment I left last year. With a few days gap between working with Budva Tourism and a hotel on Turkey’s coastline, I decided to drag my partner to
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Architectural details of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) , Ağrı province of eastern Turkey.