03 September 2012

1.10 Topkapi Palace

A very special place Topkapi Palace was, for it was used as the royal residence of Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years. The palace, which now is a museum, exhibits a large collection of Ottoman's inheritance.
As if the grandeur of the palace was not enough to flaunt its glory, things such as swords, cloaks, shields, jewelry, and flasks were all covered in precious stones. Floors, pillars, and furniture were made out of marble - a picturesque projection of the Ottoman empire. One thing I really loved was the Arabic patterns found around the palace, applied as wallpapers or window partitions. There is a certain continuity to Arabic patterns and the feel of humility to the intricateness of it.
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