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The New Palace, the River Gate [Dolmabahçe Palace. Istanbul, Turkey]

23 May 1862

RCIN 2701003

The palace was built facing out towards the Bosphorus so that the Sultan and his visitors could arrive by boat. The elaborate River Gate is aligned with the main entrance into the grand Ceremonial Hall. The Hall is lit by the world’s largest crystal chandelier, a gift to the Sultan from Queen Victoria. Acquired by the Prince of Wales, 1862

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