Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Kehebatan Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahçe Palace, the first European-style palace in Istanbul, was built by Abdülmecid between 1842 and 1853, at a cost of five million Ottoman gold pounds, the equivalent of 35 tons of gold. 14 tons of gold was used only to adorn the interior ceiling of the palace. The world's largest Bohemian crystal chandelier, a gift from Queen Victoria, is at the center hall. The palace has the largest collection of Bohemian and Baccarat crystal chandeliers in the world, and even the staircases are made of Baccarat crystal.

Bersabarlah, di sebalik kesabaran ada hikmahnya. Setiap hikmah adalah daripada Rabbul Jalil.

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