Topkapi PalaceJanuary 28, 2011
Posted by Kanga.
After the Hagia Eirene Museum, we toured the Topkapi Palace.
I’m actually glad we came during the winter. In the spring, these trees would be covered with leaves, which would be lovely, but the bare trees have their own grandeur.
This is the library, which no longer has any books. How sad is that? A beautiful place to study.
We picked the right day in terms of sunshine and clear skies. This is the view from the terrace restaurant.
Here is one of our lunch companions.
The tiles on nearly everything are quite beautiful.
This is the view up the Golden Horn from the Topkapi. The bridge is the Galata Bridge where we had tea and coffee a few days ago.
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Unfortunately, taking pictures was not allowed in the treasury. I don’t think I’ve ever seen emeralds that large. It is an amazing collection. You’ll have to visit yourself to see them though.