Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey - the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire and the residence of the Ottoman sultans from 1465 to 1853.

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey - the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire and the residence of the Ottoman sultans from 1465 to So many beautiful things one's brain can't absorb it all.

Janissary, ottoman.

osmanlı giyim tarzı, örnek resimler & Ottoman style clothing, sample pictures & On the streets, I saw some janissaries marching. They had a serious look to them. I stayed out of their way!

Rare painting of the Italian painter Tiziano Vecellio showing the Ottoman Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.

Rare painting of the Italian painter Tiziano Vecellio showing the Ottoman Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, I just went to the Museum, and the first thing I saw was this (magnificent) painting.

Rare painting of the Italian painter Tiziano Vecellio showing the Ottoman Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.

Rare painting of the Italian painter Tiziano Vecellio showing the Ottoman Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, I just went to the Museum, and the first thing I saw was this (magnificent) painting.

Things to do in Istanbul – Visit the Underground Cistern. The columns, were recycled from the Roman era. See the columns supported by giant Medusa head. http://mikestravelguide.com/things-to-do-in-istanbul-visit-the-underground-cistern-basilica-cistern/

Things to do in Istanbul – Visit the Underground Cistern Basilica. The columns, were recycled from the Roman era. See the columns supported by giant Medusa head.

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