Saturday, March 9, 2013


After we had finished observing all the exhibits, we went to the back part of the palace which was facing the sea. The weather was still not that kind, a bit of drizzle from early morning, the sky cloudy and the background was foggy.

there were actually four lions guarding the site

At this spot, a few buildings were opened to the public. The rooms had their own functions but they were all decorated very beautifully. They were tiled wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-ceiling and pillar-to-pillar. Visitors were here just to admire the colorful tiles and the amazingly intricate design was a trademark of the Turks' work of art.

So it was time to bid farewell to one of the magnificent venues that I have ever visited. If you are planning to visit Istanbul, please be sure Topkapi Palace is one of the places in your itinerary list and you will need to spend a lot of time here in order to see everything it has to offer.