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Istanbul, a Few Photos a Day – Topkapi Palace

Istanbul Topkapi Palace

The Istanbul Topkapi Palace (otherwise known in Turkish as Topkapı Saray) is a large palace located in the old town of Istanbul and is currently a museum.   The palace served as a main residence of the Ottoman Sultans until about 1856.

The palace complex consists of four main courtyards and many smaller buildings – which combined together form an intricate set of courtyards and somewhat different from one another structures.

  Let’s take a look at some photos from the Palace…

You can actually find a lot more on the palace and its calendar of events on the official web page.   Enjoy!

 

Istanbul, a Few Photos a Day – Installment 4

Well, time to add some more photos from Istanbul.   Hopefully, by seeing those images you will develop an interest in visiting this incredible diverse and full of history city. This time around will share with you images from

  • Bomonti (the new part of the city) situated on a hill overlooking the ancient area with Hagia Sophia, Topkapi…
  • Hagia Sophia – just a few images and then will get to a story about this incredible church converted to a mosque – in subsequent posting
  • Topkapi – the sultan’s palace for several centuries – another site that will have its own posting soon enough here

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This is a continuation of several previous installments…Enjoy!

Istanbul, a Few Photos a Day – Installment 2

So, the photo postings continue… There will be a series of postings from Istanbul, Turkey, and you better be patient – eventually, I will switch to the Pirin Mountains in Southwest Bulgaria.

If you want to experience the magnificent Pirin mountains ahead of time look in the top right corner of the Home Page on this blog for a link to a iBook you can purchase…Or use this link.

Now back to Istanbul and the Photo Moments from it:

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Amazing photo showing Topkapi, Aya Sophia, and the Blue Mosque without headscarf, so we enjoyed only limited views
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Istanbul Bridges over the Bosphorus
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View from Hilton Bomonti, 33rd floor