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Old May 18th, 2005, 05:30 PM   #41
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what do you think about mixture of eastern and western; Turkish style
Dolmabahce Palace
Dolmabahce is a great palace, but I wouldn't call it a mixture of East and West. The Ottomans built it as a Western-style palace, to compete with the great palaces of Europe. It doesn't have many Turkish characteristics, with the exception of some detailing.

Topkapi is, of course, a more traditional Turkish palace. It reminded me of the Forbidden City because it's grandeur came not from the size of the buildings (as in European palaces), but by the massive size of the whole complex, which emphasized the horizontal. Also, Topkapi is arranged around great courtyards, like the Forbidden City.

Of all the palaces I've been to, Topkapi is probably the 2nd most impressive, after the Forbidden City. The setting of Topkapi along Bosporus and Golden Horn is more impressive however.







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Old May 18th, 2005, 06:11 PM   #42
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yes you are right, but i think Dolmabahce is not totally western it has easten influence too

btw Topkapi Palace is totally Turkish and its neither western nor eastern, its mixture of them, i think

here is more Topkapi pics
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Old May 18th, 2005, 06:34 PM   #43
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Western no doubt in my mind

neuschwanstein, Germany



Chateau de Versailles


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Old May 18th, 2005, 06:53 PM   #44
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A few more Portuguese (i.e.Western) palaces:







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Old May 18th, 2005, 07:47 PM   #45
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This is the reconstructed Qin dynasty place, circa 230 B.C
That's the one I'm talking about!
My favourite...
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Old May 18th, 2005, 07:49 PM   #46
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Beijing's Forbidden City:
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Old May 18th, 2005, 07:54 PM   #47
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Palais de Versaille
Chateau de Versailles

Don't worry, those are common mistakes anyway.
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Old May 18th, 2005, 08:00 PM   #48
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Two mistakes:
- Disney's replica isn't Alcazar but...
- ...Neuschwanstein, wrongly named Hochschwanstein - and it's a modern "castle" of some 130 years of age. Maybe be old for Americans, but highly modern for Europeans

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Old May 18th, 2005, 08:00 PM   #49
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More French stuff:

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Old May 18th, 2005, 08:35 PM   #50
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Chateau de Versailles

Don't worry, those are common mistakes anyway.
Thank you, you are right and it's "neuschwanstein" not hochschwanstein...

I was in a hurry, sorry Exarchus look at this pic!

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Old May 18th, 2005, 08:40 PM   #51
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That's the one I'm talking about!
My favourite...
that one is cool, quit impressive
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Dolmabaci is...no words
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Old May 19th, 2005, 02:33 PM   #53
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btw Topkapi Palace is totally Turkish and its neither western nor eastern, its mixture of them, i think
Well, I guess that depends on how we define Eastern and Western. I thought we were just using the terms geograpically, so an Eastern palace is just any palace in the east (although Turkey is still problematic in that case).

There is a fairly clear line of European-style palaces and of East Asian palaces. Islamic architecture on the other hand, including Topkapi, is influenced by Europe (especially the Byzantines), but is clearly a style in it's own right.
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Old May 20th, 2005, 08:08 AM   #54
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It is unfair to compare eastern palaces with western ones as eastern cultures believes in impermanance thus palaces are usually constructed of wood and some of the better ones are forever gone thanks to war, rebellion and arson.

However, there are a lot of new palaces around Asia which are built during the colonial time which mimics western style. Just like the Grand Palace complex in Bangkok, there are Thai, Myanmese, Cambodian and French infuence in all its building architecture.

There are also various 'international style' and modern design like Istana Nurul Iman (Sultan of Brunei's palace) for new palaces built in the past few decades.
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Old May 20th, 2005, 08:23 AM   #55
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Palaces from India

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Old May 20th, 2005, 09:27 AM   #56
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Bialystok, Poland, Branickich Palace:







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Old May 20th, 2005, 11:45 PM   #57
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Eastern for sure. There's so much more variety in the palaces of the East and they even have Western palaces too.
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Old May 30th, 2005, 05:16 PM   #58
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a small palace in Sintra Portugal:





Regaleira palace in Sintra:








Monserrate palace in Sintra:






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Old May 31st, 2005, 05:05 AM   #59
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I dunno if someone mentioned this already ... but heres Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark. It's the home of the Danish Queen Margrethe II. I think it's the most beautiful palace in Northern Europe.

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Old June 3rd, 2005, 02:41 AM   #60
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love them both
palaces in general are the epitome of architecture

here are some spanish ones Ive visited

Palacio Royal Madrid













Palacio de Aranjuez













Palacio de La Granja














El Escorial











Palacio Riofrio



Real Alcazares Seville








Magdalena Palace


Almudaina in Mallorca


Alhambra









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