Topkapi Palace Proofsheet

A Photo Gallery By Heather Farish

Istanbul's Tokapi Palace was home to the Ottoman sultans from 1465-1856. Now a museum and World Heritage Site, it is full of tiled and painted mosaics of geometric and nature-based designs, mother-of-pearl and marble decorations.

Tokapi Palace harem tile detail
Tokapi Palace harem tile detail
Privy Chamber of Murat III at the Tokapi Palace
Privy Chamber of Murat III at the Tokapi Palace
Dome detail in a Privy Chamber of the Tokapi Palace
Dome detail in a Privy Chamber of the Tokapi Palace
Courtyard of the Black Eunuchs
Courtyard of the Black Eunuchs
Twin kiosks wall detail in the Tokapi Palace harem
Twin kiosks wall detail in the Tokapi Palace harem
Mother of pearl detail
Mother of pearl detail
Baghdad Kiosk in the Tokapi Palace
Baghdad Kiosk in the Tokapi Palace
Tokapi Palace in Istanbul
Tokapi Palace in Istanbul
Twin Kiosk in the Tokapi Palace
Twin Kiosk in the Tokapi Palace
Gardens in Gulhane Park
Gardens in Gulhane Park
Tokapi Palace fireplace
Tokapi Palace fireplace
Tokapi Palace harem detail
Tokapi Palace harem detail


Topkapi Palace Details

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Caption List:

Photo 1. Tokapi Palace harem tile detail.

Photo 2. The fountain of the Privy Chamber of Murat III in the harem section of the Tokapi Palace.

Photo 3. The dome detail of the Privy Chamber Of Sultan Ahmed I Ceiling in the harem section of the Topkapi Palace.

Photo 4. The Courtyard of the Black Eunuchs at the entrance to the harem section of the palace.

Photo 5. Twin kiosks wall detail in the Tokapi Palace harem. The twin kiosks or Apartments of the Crown Prince have ornate tile work and detailed painting on the walls and ceiling.

Photo 6. Mother of pearl detail.

Photo 7. Baghdad Kiosk in the Tokapi Palace.

Photo 8. Ornate tiling is a feature of the Topkapi Palace.

Photo 9. Twin Kiosk in the Tokapi Palace.

Photo 10. Gardens in Gulhane Park. Gulhane Park is at the foot of the Tokapi Palace in Istanbul. It is a large park, frequented by locals, that has colourful flowers there.

Photo 11. Tokapi Palace fireplace.

Photo 12. Tokapi Palace harem detail.