Topkapi Palace

This photo is of the Library of Ahmet III, just one small building at the palace. Perhaps every school kid ın the country was there en masse, so it was a game of trying to get to each of the rooms either before or after a stampede came through. Museum displays of some of jewels were really amazing, including an 82 carat cut diamond.

Bokyong and I toured the harem, which cost extra but was well worth it for the architectural interiors. Unfortunately for me the harem is no longer in use, but I hope for the sake of its former occupants that the sultan had a thing for girls in sweaters. It was cold in there, and many rooms had no fireplaces.


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