Sunday, April 1, 2012

Circuit in Turcia 4. Palatul Topkapi / Roundtrip in Turkey 4. Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace was built by Mehmet II as a personal residence, between 1459-1465. Over 4 censturies this was the site fron were the mighty sultans ruled the inperium. On 1853, Abdul Medjid moved to Dolmabahce Palace. This site became a museum since 1924. 


Beside the buildings from four huge courtyards, you may admire here different collections gahtered by the sultans. For us, Romanians, an important artefact we may see amonf the arms collection is the sword of our king, Stephen the Great.

Topkapi a fost construit intre 1459-1465 de catre Mehmet II. Timp de patru secole, puternicii sultani au condus de aici imperiul. Abia in 1853, sultanul Abdul Medjid s-a mutat la Palatul Dolmabahce, iar acest loc a devenit muzeu din 1924.

Pentru ca eram cu grupul nu am putut sa-mi organizez vizita cum am vrut, asa ca am admirat cladirile din exterior (aflate in patru curti imense) si am vizitat cateva colectii printre care cea de arme, care expune si sabia lui Stefan cel Mare si tezaurul (fotografiat interzis).

O multime de fantani racoresc aerul in palat. Peretii sunt frumos decorati cu motive orientale, in care abunda florile si pasarile. Merita sa stai o zi intreaga aici, ca sa poti admira toate colturile acestui spatiu imens.
intrarea exterioara
prima curte interioara

intrarea in palat
Divanul, locul in care vizirii se intalneau pentru consiliul imperial
curtea in care se afla Tezaurul
"anticamera" Tezaurului
vedere spre Bosfor de pe terasa
biblioteca
sabia lui Stefan cel Mare

14 comments:

Joop Zand said...

WOW....what a wonderful place and pictures....... compliments for this work.

Greetings, Joop

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks a lot, Joop, for your comment!

Helma said...

Sorry to respond so late Traveling Hawk, but every day I try to take a few blogs. I recently had quite a lot of work.

On your second picture is a building very similar to one of the buildings in my city "The Drommedaris". Prachtgie photos let you see again host of different buildings and collections.

Kind regards, Helma

VP said...

Beautiful places, great pictures!

Liliana said...

Ah, ce amintiri am de aici! Era un nene care credea sincer ca va gasi cadanele sultanului ...

Randy said...

I love all of the tile work.

DANI said...

Un palat frumos ! O mostra de bogatie ... dar sabia lui Stefan, de ce-o fi pe-acolo ? Au luat-o turcii, ca semn de supunere in ultimi ani ai domniei ?

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Excellent Islamic features in this Old and Historic city!

Traveling Hawk said...

No problem, take your time, Helma!

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, VP!

Traveling Hawk said...

Am citit postarea, Liliana:) Si eu am fost tot cu un grup organizat in aceasta excursie in Turcia, dyupa care m-am lecuit pentru mai multa vreme...Problema era ca nu fusesem niciodata in Turcia si excursia respectiva, combinata cu un sejur de o saptamana, acoperea multe locuri.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks a lot, Randy!

Traveling Hawk said...

Nu ne-a povestit ghida cum a ajuns acolo dar n-ar trebui sa incercam sa o recuperam?!

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Wong, you are right. The history of Byzant and that of Constantinopol (former name of the city) intermingle here.