Mausoleum of Ataturk in Ankara, Turkey
This week’s travel photo captures the impact and legacy of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey.
The magnitude of Ataturk’s legacy is undeniable when you first approach the memorial and get a sense of its enormity. It reminded us of Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum in Hanoi, sending a similar message to its visitors.
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I like the story this photo tells. The uniformed high-school students represent the future of the country that was founded by the man who is being honored with this gigantic mausoleum.
Growing up in Canada, it’s hard for us to fully appreciate the impact that Ataturk had on the people of Turkey. But this mausoleum certainly makes a statement!
Check out these past weekly travel photos:
- Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru
- Aerial views of Brasov, Romania
- Amber Palace in Rajasthan, India
- Rock Bridge in Wadi Rum, Jordan
- Mayan Pyramid in Tikal National Park, Guatemala
Have you visited the Mausoleum of Ataturk in Ankara? What did you think?
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