The Ultimate Rococo Monument: Dolmabachçe Palace

The Dolmabachçe Palace is the ultimate Rococo monument, flaunting the power of the Ottoman Empire. But lavish ornamentation comes at a high cost: the structure propelled the administration toward financial collapse.

From the Series: East Meets West: The Story of the Ottoman Empire http://bit.ly/2Ax6Vsa


Source: Smithsonian Channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpW8emfmgC0
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