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Topkapi Palace

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Imperial Gate, Topkapi Palace
Imperial Gate, Topkapi Palace
Imperial Gate, Topkapi Palace, 1478
Imperial Gate, Topkapi Palace, 1478
Sultan Mahmoud II's tughra (monogram) over the Imperial Gate to Topkapi Palace built by Sultan Fatih
Sultan Mahmoud II's tughra (monogram) over the Imperial Gate to Topkapi Palace built by Sultan Fatih
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TurkeyApr06 842.jpg
Green First Court, Court of the Janissaries
Green First Court, Court of the Janissaries
Turkish school group heading through the First Court to Topkapi Palace
Turkish school group heading through the First Court to Topkapi Palace
Young Turkish schoolboy in uniform
Young Turkish schoolboy in uniform
Church of Haghia Irene (Aya Irini Kiliesei) built by Justinian
Church of Haghia Irene (Aya Irini Kiliesei) built by Justinian
Opening state of the various parts of Topkapi Palace
Opening state of the various parts of Topkapi Palace
Dösim, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Dösim, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Topkapi Paalce Museum
Topkapi Paalce Museum
Gate of Salutations - Middle Gate - Topkapi Palace, built by Sulieman the Magnificent in 1524
Gate of Salutations - Middle Gate - Topkapi Palace, built by Sulieman the Magnificent in 1524
Gate of Salutations, Topkapi Palace
Gate of Salutations, Topkapi Palace
Gate of Salutations, Topkapi Palace
Gate of Salutations, Topkapi Palace
Gate of Salutations - Middle Gate - Topkapi Palace
Gate of Salutations - Middle Gate - Topkapi Palace
Gate of Salutations, Topkapi Palace
Gate of Salutations, Topkapi Palace
Hamam, a temporary exhibit, Topkapi Palace
Hamam, a temporary exhibit, Topkapi Palace
Arabic inscription and Sultan's tughra over the Middle Gate, Topkapi Palace
Arabic inscription and Sultan's tughra over the Middle Gate, Topkapi Palace
La allah illa Allah Mohammed rasoul Allah - there is no god but God, Mohammed is the Prophet of God
La allah illa Allah Mohammed rasoul Allah - there is no god but God, Mohammed is the Prophet of God
Tughra of Sultan Mahmoud II (reigned 1808-1839)
Tughra of Sultan Mahmoud II (reigned 1808-1839)
Tughra of Mustafa III (1757-1774)
Tughra of Mustafa III (1757-1774)
Model of the whole of Topkapi Palace and the surrounding First Court
Model of the whole of Topkapi Palace and the surrounding First Court
Model of Topkapi Palace - the Harem
Model of Topkapi Palace - the Harem
Model of Topkapi Palace - the Harem
Model of Topkapi Palace - the Harem
Model of Topkapi Palace - northern part
Model of Topkapi Palace - northern part
Model of Topkapi Palace - detail of the Baghdad Kiosk and the Fourth Court
Model of Topkapi Palace - detail of the Baghdad Kiosk and the Fourth Court
Model of Topkapi Palace - the Harem
Model of Topkapi Palace - the Harem
Map of the Ottoman Empire during various periods
Map of the Ottoman Empire during various periods
Tulips, Topkapi Palace. The reign of Sultan Ahmet III was known as the Tulip Age
Tulips, Topkapi Palace. The reign of Sultan Ahmet III was known as the Tulip Age
Second Court, Topkapi Palace
Second Court, Topkapi Palace
Second Court, Topkapi Palace
Second Court, Topkapi Palace
Tulips and a large pottery vessel
Tulips and a large pottery vessel
Military arms lining the walls of the Second Court, Topkapi Palace
Military arms lining the walls of the Second Court, Topkapi Palace
Tower of Justice - Adalet Kulesi
Tower of Justice - Adalet Kulesi
Tower of Justice, Topkapi Palace
Tower of Justice, Topkapi Palace
The entrance to the Harem is below this tower
The entrance to the Harem is below this tower
Tower of Justice
Tower of Justice
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TurkeyApr06 888.jpg
Imperial Council Hall, Topkapi Palace
Imperial Council Hall, Topkapi Palace
Dome of the Imperial Council Hall
Dome of the Imperial Council Hall
Tughra of Sultan Mustafa II, reigned 1695-1703
Tughra of Sultan Mustafa II, reigned 1695-1703
Imperial Council Hall, Topkapi Palace
Imperial Council Hall, Topkapi Palace
Detail of the Imperial Council Hall
Detail of the Imperial Council Hall
Detail on the exterior of the Imperial Council Hall
Detail on the exterior of the Imperial Council Hall
Turkish high school student
Turkish high school student
Dad and a group of Turkish high school students waiting for the Harem tour
Dad and a group of Turkish high school students waiting for the Harem tour
Dad spreading words of wisdom to the young people of Turkey against smoking
Dad spreading words of wisdom to the young people of Turkey against smoking
Quite the popular guy...
Quite the popular guy...
Ceiling near the entrance to the Harem
Ceiling near the entrance to the Harem
The Harem, Private
The Harem, "Private"
Entering the Harem through the Carriage Gate
Entering the Harem through the Carriage Gate
Courtyard of the Black Eunuchs, Topkapi Palace Harem
Courtyard of the Black Eunuchs, Topkapi Palace Harem
Courtyard of the Black Eunuchs, Topkapi Palace Harem
Courtyard of the Black Eunuchs, Topkapi Palace Harem
Tiles in the Harem
Tiles in the Harem
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TurkeyApr06 907.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 912.jpg
Paved walkway through the Harem
Paved walkway through the Harem
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TurkeyApr06 915.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 918.jpg
Dormitory of the Black Eunuchs, Harem, Topkapi Palace
Dormitory of the Black Eunuchs, Harem, Topkapi Palace
Leading from the Courtyard of the Black Eunuchs to the Main Gate of the Harem
Leading from the Courtyard of the Black Eunuchs to the Main Gate of the Harem
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TurkeyApr06 921.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 922.jpg
Tiles, Harem
Tiles, Harem
Concubines' Corridor
Concubines' Corridor
Cross design on the stone walkway through the Harem
Cross design on the stone walkway through the Harem
Courtyard of the Sultan's Formal Wives and Concubines (Consorts)
Courtyard of the Sultan's Formal Wives and Concubines (Consorts)
Courtyard of the Sultan's Formal Wives and Concubines (Consorts)
Courtyard of the Sultan's Formal Wives and Concubines (Consorts)
Paintings in the arcade around the Formal Wives Courtyard
Paintings in the arcade around the Formal Wives Courtyard
Paintings in the arcade around the Formal Wives Courtyard
Paintings in the arcade around the Formal Wives Courtyard
Courtyard of the Sultan's Formal Wives and Concubines (Consorts)
Courtyard of the Sultan's Formal Wives and Concubines (Consorts)
Courtyard of the Sultan's Formal Wives and Concubines (Consorts)
Courtyard of the Sultan's Formal Wives and Concubines (Consorts)
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TurkeyApr06 939.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 940.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 942.jpg
In the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate
In the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate
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TurkeyApr06 944.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 946.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 948.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 952.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 953.jpg
Entrance to Sultan's Hamam
Entrance to Sultan's Hamam
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TurkeyApr06 955.jpg
Sultan's Hamam
Sultan's Hamam
Sultan's Hamam changing room
Sultan's Hamam changing room
Sultan's Sink
Sultan's Sink
Sultan's Shower
Sultan's Shower
Sultan's Toilet
Sultan's Toilet
Imperial Hall, Topkapi Palace
Imperial Hall, Topkapi Palace
Imperial Hall, Harem of Topkapi Palace
Imperial Hall, Harem of Topkapi Palace
Dome of Imperial Hall
Dome of Imperial Hall
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TurkeyApr06 972.jpg
Detail of the Imperial Hall
Detail of the Imperial Hall
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TurkeyApr06 982.jpg
Dutch blue glazed tiles in the Imperial Hall
Dutch blue glazed tiles in the Imperial Hall
Antechamber in the Harem
Antechamber in the Harem
Beautifully tiled Antechamber, Harem
Beautifully tiled Antechamber, Harem
Beautifully tiled Antechamber, Harem
Beautifully tiled Antechamber, Harem
Privy Chamber of Murat III
Privy Chamber of Murat III
Privy Chamber of Murat III
Privy Chamber of Murat III
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TurkeyApr06 997.jpg
Privy Chamber of Murat III
Privy Chamber of Murat III
Privy Chamber of Murat III
Privy Chamber of Murat III
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TurkeyApr06 1001.jpg
Twin Pavilions (Double Kiosk)
Twin Pavilions (Double Kiosk)
Twin Pavilions (Double Kiosk)
Twin Pavilions (Double Kiosk)
Twin Pavilions (Double Kiosk)
Twin Pavilions (Double Kiosk)
Tile in the Twin Pavilions
Tile in the Twin Pavilions
Stained glass windows of the Twin Pavilions (Double Kiosk), Topkapi Palace
Stained glass windows of the Twin Pavilions (Double Kiosk), Topkapi Palace
Stained glass window, Twin Pavilions
Stained glass window, Twin Pavilions
Stained glass window, Twin Pavilions
Stained glass window, Twin Pavilions
Stained glass windows of the Twin Pavilions (Double Kiosk), Topkapi Palace Harem
Stained glass windows of the Twin Pavilions (Double Kiosk), Topkapi Palace Harem
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TurkeyApr06 1019.jpg
Passage from the Harem to the Favorites' Courtyard and Apartments
Passage from the Harem to the Favorites' Courtyard and Apartments
Favorites' Courtyard and Apartments
Favorites' Courtyard and Apartments
Windows of the Double Kiosk from the Favorites' Courtyard
Windows of the Double Kiosk from the Favorites' Courtyard
Passage from the Harem to the Favorites' Courtyard and Apartments
Passage from the Harem to the Favorites' Courtyard and Apartments
Passage from the Harem to the Favorites' Courtyard and Apartments
Passage from the Harem to the Favorites' Courtyard and Apartments
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TurkeyApr06 1033.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 1034.jpg
Golden Road leading to the exit of the Harem
Golden Road leading to the exit of the Harem
Mosque of the Eunuchs and Library, Third Courtyard
Mosque of the Eunuchs and Library, Third Courtyard
Mosque of the Eunuchs and Library, Third Court
Mosque of the Eunuchs and Library, Third Court
Birdcage Gate to the Harem
Birdcage Gate to the Harem
Dad greeting Turkish schoolgirls
Dad greeting Turkish schoolgirls
Gimme 5!
Gimme 5!
Inside the Gate of Felicity, the Third Courtyard
Inside the Gate of Felicity, the Third Courtyard
Private Audience Hall (Chamber of Petitions) with Bismi Allah Al-Rahman Al-Rahim over the door (1723)
Private Audience Hall (Chamber of Petitions) with Bismi Allah Al-Rahman Al-Rahim over the door (1723)
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TurkeyApr06 1047.jpg
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There are many ornate water basins and taps
There are many ornate water basins and taps
Third Courtyard
Third Courtyard
Patio of the Library of Ahmet III
Patio of the Library of Ahmet III
Pavilion of the Sacred Relics
Pavilion of the Sacred Relics
Pavilion of the Sacred Relics
Pavilion of the Sacred Relics
Entrance way to the Pavilion of Sacred Relics and the Chamber of the Mantle of the Prophet
Entrance way to the Pavilion of Sacred Relics and the Chamber of the Mantle of the Prophet
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TurkeyApr06 1059.jpg
There is no god but God, Mohammed is the messenger of God
There is no god but God, Mohammed is the messenger of God
The Sacred Safekeeping Rooms contain numerous artefacts of the Prophet Mohammed
The Sacred Safekeeping Rooms contain numerous artefacts of the Prophet Mohammed
Northwest corner of the Third Court
Northwest corner of the Third Court
Pavilion of the Sacred Relics
Pavilion of the Sacred Relics
Enderun Library (Library of Ahmed III) 1719
Enderun Library (Library of Ahmed III) 1719
Library of Ahmed III
Library of Ahmed III
Library of Ahmed III
Library of Ahmed III
Tulip Era vaulted ceiling, Library of Ahmed III
Tulip Era vaulted ceiling, Library of Ahmed III
Tulip Era vaulted ceiling, Library of Ahmed III
Tulip Era vaulted ceiling, Library of Ahmed III
Dome, Library of Ahmed III
Dome, Library of Ahmed III
Third Court, Topkapi Palace
Third Court, Topkapi Palace
Tulips, a favorite of Ahmed III
Tulips, a favorite of Ahmed III
Tulips, Topkapi Palace
Tulips, Topkapi Palace
Third Court
Third Court
Third Court
Third Court
Third Court
Third Court
Third Court
Third Court
Tulips, Topkapi Palace
Tulips, Topkapi Palace
Tulips, Topkapi Palace
Tulips, Topkapi Palace
Third Court
Third Court
Third Court
Third Court
Pavilion of the Scared Relics
Pavilion of the Scared Relics
Fountain at the base of the stairs from the Library of Ahmet III, Third Court
Fountain at the base of the stairs from the Library of Ahmet III, Third Court
Mosaic-style stone floor, Topkapi Palace
Mosaic-style stone floor, Topkapi Palace
Mosaic-style stone floor, Topkapi Palace
Mosaic-style stone floor, Topkapi Palace
Ship passing Topkapi Palace on the Bosphorus
Ship passing Topkapi Palace on the Bosphorus
View of the Bosphorus from Topkapi Palace
View of the Bosphorus from Topkapi Palace
Ship on the Bosphorus with the intercontinental bridge in the distance
Ship on the Bosphorus with the intercontinental bridge in the distance
Bosphorus from Topkapi Palace
Bosphorus from Topkapi Palace
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TurkeyApr06 1106.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 1108.jpg
Konyali Restaurant, Topkapi Palace
Konyali Restaurant, Topkapi Palace
Gate of the Privy Gardens, Fourth Court
Gate of the Privy Gardens, Fourth Court
View of the Golden Horn looking across to northern Istanbul
View of the Golden Horn looking across to northern Istanbul
Suleiman Mosque from the Marble Terrace
Suleiman Mosque from the Marble Terrace
Marble Terrace view
Marble Terrace view
Marble Terrace and Baghdad Kiosk, 4th Court, Topkapi Palace
Marble Terrace and Baghdad Kiosk, 4th Court, Topkapi Palace
Galata Tower from Topkapi  Palace
Galata Tower from Topkapi Palace
Iftariye Baldachin, where the sultans would break the fast during Ramadan
Iftariye Baldachin, where the sultans would break the fast during Ramadan
Pool off the Marble Terrace
Pool off the Marble Terrace
Summer Pavilion built by Sultan Ibrahim in 1640
Summer Pavilion built by Sultan Ibrahim in 1640
The Summer Pavilion was used for the circumcision of the crown princes so it is called the Circumcision Room
The Summer Pavilion was used for the circumcision of the crown princes so it is called the Circumcision Room
Detail of the roof of the Circumcision Room
Detail of the roof of the Circumcision Room
Tiles in the Circumcision Room
Tiles in the Circumcision Room
Tiles in the Circumcision Room
Tiles in the Circumcision Room
Doorway in the Fourth Court
Doorway in the Fourth Court
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TurkeyApr06 1144.jpg
Baghdad Pavilion
Baghdad Pavilion
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TurkeyApr06 1146.jpg
Baghdad Pavilion and Marble Terrace, Fourth Court
Baghdad Pavilion and Marble Terrace, Fourth Court
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TurkeyApr06 1149.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 1150.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 1151.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 1152.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 1153.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 1155.jpg
Revan Kiosk, built by Murad IV 1635-36
Revan Kiosk, built by Murad IV 1635-36
Revan Kiosk also called Chamber of the Turbans
Revan Kiosk also called Chamber of the Turbans
Tulip Garden, Fourth Court
Tulip Garden, Fourth Court
Tulip Garden, Fourth Court
Tulip Garden, Fourth Court
Tulip Garden, Fourth Court
Tulip Garden, Fourth Court
Tulip Garden, Fourth Court
Tulip Garden, Fourth Court
Tulip Garden, Fourth Court
Tulip Garden, Fourth Court
Tulip Garden, Fourth Court
Tulip Garden, Fourth Court
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TurkeyApr06 1166.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 1169.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 1170.jpg
Gate of Felicity between the 2nd and 3rd Courts (seen here from the 2nd)
Gate of Felicity between the 2nd and 3rd Courts (seen here from the 2nd)
Gate of Felicity with a large tree in the 2nd Court
Gate of Felicity with a large tree in the 2nd Court
The Palace Kitchens
The Palace Kitchens
Silver objects on display in the Palace Kitchens
Silver objects on display in the Palace Kitchens
Silver objects on display in the Palace Kitchens
Silver objects on display in the Palace Kitchens
Palace Kitchens
Palace Kitchens
Palace Kitchens
Palace Kitchens
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TurkeyApr06 1194.jpg
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TurkeyApr06 1195.jpg
Topkapi Cat
Topkapi Cat
Chikish - Exit
Chikish - Exit
Sultan Tughra (Sultan Mahmoud II (r. 1808-1839) Topkapi Palace
Sultan Tughra (Sultan Mahmoud II (r. 1808-1839) Topkapi Palace
Palace guard Topkapi
Palace guard Topkapi
Mace - Topkapi Palace
Mace - Topkapi Palace
Turkish Halberts and Maces (16th-18th C.), Topkapi Palace
Turkish Halberts and Maces (16th-18th C.), Topkapi Palace
Armory Museum - Topkapi Palace
Armory Museum - Topkapi Palace
Sword of Mehmed the Conqueror (1451-1481)
Sword of Mehmed the Conqueror (1451-1481)
Sword of Süleyman the Magnificient
Sword of Süleyman the Magnificient
Topkapi Palace Armory
Topkapi Palace Armory
Topkapi Palace Armory
Topkapi Palace Armory
Sword of Murad II (1574-1595)
Sword of Murad II (1574-1595)
Sword of Selim III
Sword of Selim III
Turkish Helmet, 17th C., Topkapi Palace Armory
Turkish Helmet, 17th C., Topkapi Palace Armory
Ottoman Armor, 16th. C., Topkapi Palace Armory
Ottoman Armor, 16th. C., Topkapi Palace Armory
Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Rahim
Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Rahim
Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace
View from Topkapi Palace
View from Topkapi Palace
View from Topkapi Palace
View from Topkapi Palace
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