POST 2c: Day 2 = 10th May ISTANBUL Intercontinental Hotel + General Area

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POST 4: Day 2 = 10th May ISTANBUL: InterContinental Istanbul Hotel … The Public Garden Next Door

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As I get up early every morning, I was outside for two days before breakfast at 8.00 am. See the photographs below I took of  the general area around the hotel. By 9.00 am we would all assemble in the hotel lobby to be transferred by a colour coordination group theme onto two buses which then took us to different places Istanbul to see Byzantium history and art.

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Across the main road  from our hotel  were  several  other  important hotels. One that was very nicely presented with  very attractive landscaping was the Divan Hotel. I show a few photographs of this hotel.

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…. The immediate entry  into the  Divan Hotel  …..

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….. there  were  really nice  eye-catching  garden beds …. it was coming into

summer there so flowers were out everywhere …..

 

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….. there was big  stone tower built in the front garden …. it created  a real

eye-catching  presence …..

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…. an eye-catching  garden bed of  pansies …

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…. an eye-catching  garden bed of  petunias …

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…. nicely planted pots of  shrubs ….

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…. Formal trimmed hedges creates a sense of  order  and belonging amidst the

informality of the rest of the garden … this is symbolic of life ….. how to have

order amidst the unexpected  dimensions of life ….

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…. an enclosed garden terrace for having a group  coffee  together  or  outdoor

business work on a hot summer day under  turned up umbrellas ….

 

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….. Other Hotels in the area ….

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Post 2: ISTANBUL: Day 1= 9th May: InterContinental Istanbul Hotel … Where We Stayed For Two Days

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