Over at Where’s my Backpack, the weekly travel theme is benches.
I like photographing empty benches. Benches are so inviting, especially when you are physically or mentally tired. This picture taken in the gardens of Dolmabache Palace in Istanbul is my favorite photo.
We started our day visiting the Dolmabache Palace on the bank of the Bosphorus strait. While we certainly admired the architecture and other things we saw in the palace; we were particularly impressed by the serenity of the gardens outside the palace. What a joy it was, sitting on the benches in the garden, looking through the tall white ornamental fence by the Bosphorus strait; watching ships passing by under a beautiful sky!