Erten Konak

Akbiyik Cad Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk 8-10, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey | 4 star hotel
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    Last Word from Istanbul

    A travel blog entry by michellendave on May 09, 2014

    61 photos

    ... 1636, is one of the last examples of classical palace architecture. Colorful ceramic glazed tiles cover the interior and exterior walls, floor and ceiling and colored glass comprises the windows. Any angle you choose to look, you see decorative detail. It is open and airy with large sofa platforms for taking tea, a metallic free standing stove, a gift from King Louie, is in the center of the room, mother of pearl tortoise-shell ...


    A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell on Mar 31, 2014

    8 photos

    ... where the British and French landed. French cemetery very different - hundreds of simple metal crosses and 4 large stone monuments said to contain the remains of 3000 French soldiers each. We camped the night in a recommended camp ground on the southern tip, actually on V beach where the British landed in 1915. Deserted except for us, and the ships kept sailing past all night, in and out the Dardenelles to Istanbul and beyond. Woke to 4 ...

    Savoring Turkey's Last Leg

    A travel blog entry by ahokieabroad on Mar 12, 2014

    1 comment, 9 photos

    ... through the palace. We were at least afforded the opportunity to imagine what life must have been like for the sultan - people everywhere and everyone is trying to get the best view of the jewels. We toured the four different courts and the harem (hands down the best part of the palace) and basked in the opulence of it all. All of the interior walls at the palace were covered in vibrant tiles especially in blues, and some reds, greens, ...

    "For you, my friend, good price"

    A travel blog entry by brynandnate on Oct 05, 2013

    54 photos

    ... sultan even had a three-tiered fountain in his audience chamber to try to create white-noise, to prevent some of the inevitable eavesdropping. Turns out that the mother of the sultan is the one with the real power within the harem. She controlled which women advanced or were held back as all the young girls strived to become the next favorite concubine. The girls were taken ("chosen") from the surrounding towns and villages for their beauty and intelligence as ...

    Troy, Pergamon and Canakkale

    A travel blog entry by tmarts on Sep 23, 2013

    9 photos

    ... it was felt way back then that they were knowledgable of natural therapies ( living close to the ground) and their tunnels were the way to travel from life to death. Never know what story to believe!! When cured they would make donations to the centre.
    We could see Pergamon from this site. I still can't get my head around the construction from BC - Bob is fascinated -checking the aquaducts etc and marvelling they had pipes etc. How the huge columns were erected ...