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MISCHA Travel Diaries #076 - Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Posted on 19 June 2013

Here is one of the millions of photos I took while on a recent trip to magical Istanbul. It was so interesting to see the universal use of the hexagon, and here in a mix of Baroque and Ottoman style architecture.
Originally the main royal residence for the Ottoman sultans, the Topkapi Palace built in the 15th century, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site with extensive gardens, beautiful courtyards and chambers and houses important holy relics of the Muslim world. 
Terracotta tiles at Topkapi Palace, Istanbul
Topkapi Palace from the Bosphorus

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