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One of the most glamorous palaces in the world, the Dolmabahçe Palace had been on top of my list of places to visit in Istanbul and I was most excited to shoot at this particular gate. You can't imagine my dismay when we finally reached this place on the first day of our trip, only to realise that it's shut on that particular day. We decided not to get disappointed and planned a second visit for the next morning. As luck would have it, we reached slightly late and realised it was way too crowded to shoot on that particular morning. My heart sank but the girls kept uplifting me and assured me it'll all work out. So we woke up earlier than usual on day 03, I put on my @ritukumarhq wrap dress yet again, and reached almost 45 minutes before the opening time. We waited patiently at the gate for a while, having a simit or two in the meantime and made sure we are the first ones to enter this time 😅 Third time's a charm, they say! We had the palace all to ourselves for good half an hour that morning before the crowds started pouring in and I finally managed to get the shots I had been dreaming of. And now when I look at these images, I don't even mind the extra effort 'cause this was totally worth it!
SWIPE left for a closer look //
Outfit - @ritukumarhq
Shoes - @saintg_shoes
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