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When Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror took Istanbul in 1453, he first ordered the construction of a new palace for this new Ottoman capital, on a site in the district of Beyazit where Istanbul University stands today. But before long, he changed his mind and had a number of buildings constructed on the headland to the southeast. This was to become the palace later known as Topkapi.

This pic shows the marble terrace with a pool between he Bagdat and Revan pavilions, in the most private part of the Palace during the Sultans' time. The view over Istanbul is simply incredible ...

I added a frame, and chose sepia colours to give a "old" effect

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