Meanwhile, here are some pictures of the Topaki Palace in Istanbul. We were not allowed to take pictures in several of the buildings unfortunately. So I have no pictures of the unbelievable jewels, I have never seen so many emeralds and rubies, or the armory or the rooms that held religious relics of the prophet Mohammad.
|Nice views of the Bosporus from the palace|
|the smoke stacks are for the palace ovens!|
|layout of the palace|