Thursday, 19 January 2017

Turki Ku Datang Lagi 2016 (28) : Ankara, Turkey (Ataturk Museum)


Alhamdulillah, akhirnya dah sampai ke Ankara setelah beberapa jam perjalanan. Destinasi untuk lawatan di Ankara ini pastilah Ataturk Museum dan Anatolian Civilization Museum.

Ankara is the capital city of Turkey and the second largest city in the country after Istanbul.

Ankara, Turkey’s cosmopolitan capital, sits in the country’s central Anatolia region. It’s a center for the performing arts, home to the State Opera and Ballet, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra and several national theater companies. Overlooking the city is Anitkabir, the enormous hilltop mausoleum of Kemal Atatürk, modern Turkey’s first president, who declared Ankara the capital in 1923.

Ataturk Museum

Anıtkabir (literally, "memorial tomb") is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey. 

It is located in Ankara and was designed by architects Professor Emin Onat and Assistant Professor Ahmet Orhan Arda, whose proposal beat 48 other entries from several countries in a competition held by the Turkish Government in 1941 for a "monumental tomb" for Atatürk.

The site is also the final resting place of İsmet İnönü, the second President of Turkey, who was interred there after he died in 1973. His tomb faces the Atatürk Mausoleum, on the opposite side of the Ceremonial Ground.

The mausoleum was depicted on various Turkish bank notes during 1966–1987 and 1997–2009.

The period of Turkish architecture between 1940 and 1950 has been classified by architectural historians as the Second National Architecture Movement. This period is characterized mostly by monumental, symmetrical, cut-stone clad buildings, with great emphasis given to detailing and workmanship in construction. 

Anıtkabir contains the same characteristics of this period, and is considered by many to be the ultimate monument of the era. In addition, Anıtkabir features Seljuq and Ottoman architectural and ornamentation features. For example, the eaves of the towers and the Hall of Honour are all Seljuq-style sawtooth ornamentation. [source]

The Museum of Anatolian Civilisation 

The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations (Turkish: Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi) is located on the south side of Ankara Castle in the Atpazarı area in Ankara, Turkey. It consists of the old Ottoman Mahmut Paşa bazaar storage building, and the Kurşunlu Han. Because of Atatürk's desire to establish a Hittite museum, the buildings were bought upon the suggestion of Hamit Zübeyir Koşay, who was then Culture Minister, to the National Education Minister, Saffet Arıkan. After the remodelling and repairs were completed (1938–1968), the building was opened to the public as the Ankara Archaeological Museum. [source]

Saya terasa malas pulak nak turun ke Anatolian museum tu tadi. So, saya duduk dalam bas je lah. Bila bas dah parking, teringin pulak saya turun untuk ambil udara segar di luar.. Lalu pula sekumpulan orang tempatan tu. Jadi saya pun ambil kesempatanlah berkenalan dengan dorang... peramah mereka ni..

Grup kami yang masuk ke muzium Anatolian tadi tu sekejap dah balik ke bas.

Perjalanan kami diteruskan lagi, ke Bolu pula...

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