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Tarihi Ali Baba Restaurant

Fish - Seafood

Yedikule Fortress Museum

Museums

Basilica Cistern or Sunken Palace

Museums

Profilo Shopping Centre

Shopping Centre

Historia Shopping Mall

Shopping Centre

Haydarpasa Train Station Istanbul

Haydarpasa Train Station Istanbul
When Kaiser Wilhelm II visited Istanbul in 1898, an event commemorated by the fountain that stands in the Hippodrome, this state visit influenced the relationship between the Ottoman and German courts which resulted in the building of the Turkish railway network being transferred from the British to the Germans.  When a new station was needed in Istanbul the construction was paid for by the German government and was part of their plans to build a Berlin to Baghdad railway.  Otto Ritter and Helmut Cuno, German architects, were responsible for this monumental building which would look more at home on the Rhine and is in complete contrast to the very oriental looking Sirkeci Station that ironically is on the European side of the city.  


Not much has been changed with the building even though it sustained accidental damage in 1917 and 1979 and remains much as it did when it first opened to the public in 1908.  When you arrive here by ferry you alight at its small and delightful landing stage, designed by Vedat Tek in 191 , that has excellent Kutahya tiles and what looks like a chimney sticking out of the roof is actually a bird house.

Haydarpasa Train Station is where the Chanel perfume advertisement was shot.

Istanbul Photos

Fatih Mosque

Egyptian Market or Spice Bazaar Istanbul

Top 10 Mosques of Istanbul

Military Museum Istanbul

Places to Visit in Istanbul

Etiler Istanbul

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Turkish Food Recipes

Envelope Shaped Cheese Pastries - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

Quinces in Syrup or Ayva Dessert - Other Desserts

Dessert

Bulgur with Meat - Rice & Pasta Dishes

Main Course

Pepper Dolma with Olive Oil - Rice & Pasta Dishes

Main Course

Courgette Stuffed with Beef - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

Potato Croquettes - Hot Meze

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