Friday, January 10, 2014

Topkapı Palace - gates and doors

Topkapı Palace (yep, there's no dot over the i, and it's pronounced "topkapa") was occupied by Ottoman sultans between 1465 and 1830, with 300+ rooms over four successive courtyards, as you can see in the model below.
Lots of courtyards mean lots of gateways. Babusselam Gate in the sunshine, 1990:
 Same gate, 2013 in the rain:

Even smaller doors are beautifully decorated:

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