Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Istanbul: Dolmabahçe Palace, the Selamlik

The Selamlik was the part of the palace reserved for the men. The Sultan often met with ambassadors here, held councils, etc.

dome interior

The Crystal Staircase, 1

The Crystal Staircase, 2
(the right side is covered because it's under renovation)

I can imagine drinking tea--lovely strong Turkish tea--in this room.

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