Berzaman lah baru dapat habiskan entry Turkiye ni. Ngeks. Better late than never gitu. Sambungan dari previous entry (here).
Moving from the Tower of Justice, I entered the Imperial Harem. Yang ni kena beli entrance ticket separate. Tapi aku sudah beli siap-siap di main ticket counter pagi tu so I just have to scan my ticket.
Upload gambar di fb, pastu ada kawan tegur caption aku 'Harem'. So kenalah bentang explanation. Aku pun ingat-ingat lupa fakta pasal Harem ni, luckily wikipedia ada.
6 April 2015
Harem, Topkapi Palace
I entered the Imperial Harem via Gate of Carts which lead to the Domed Cupboard Chamber. It's where the Harem treasury worked. Back then, there are cupboards in that room which kept the records of deeds of trust. Money from pious foundations & financial records of the imperials family were stored there. Later, I walked into the Hall of the Ablution Fountain. This is where the official entrance into the Harem. Dulu kala guarded by the Eunuchs.
|# Courtyard of the Eunuchs.|
|# Standing before the Eunuchs' dormitories. The inscriptions on the facade includes the deeds of trust of the Sultans.|
|# The door at the right lead to the Chief Harem Eunuch's apartment. It contains bath, living room & bedrooms. While the school room of the princes under the control of the Chief is above his apartment.|
|# Harem main entrance gate.|
|# Very intricate deco work at the Reception Room of the Queen Mother's apartment.|
|# Passed by this fireplace on my way to the Imperial Hall.|
|# The Imperial Hall or also known as the Imperial Sofa.|
|# This hall has the largest dome in the palace.|
|# Behind me is the Sultan's throne.|
|# Fountain in the Imperial Hall.|
|# Most of the walls in the palace are decorated with Iznik tiles.|
|# The fountain at the Privy Chamber of Murat III.|
|# Circumcision Room added by Sultan Ibrahim I.|
|# The tool used for circumcision. Siap ada tempat khas. In gold somemore.|
|# Decorative tiles wall & windows in coloured glass at the Apartments of the Crown Prince (Twin Kiosk).|
|# Karakoy could be seen from the terrace.|
|# Iftar Kiosk (Iftar Bower)|
|# Apartment at the Courtyard of the Favourites.|
|# Baghdad Kiosk|
|# The Terrace Mosque (Sofa Camii).|
|# Konyali Lokantasi cafeteria|
|# Looking at these now make me drivel once more! Was literally spoil with choices!|
|# Satisfied! Dapat jejak Topkapi...and dapat lepak depan Bosphorus as planned. Alhamdulillah.|
|# Mendung! It was still drizzling at this time.|
Anyway, I will update more later. Tangan sudah lenguh menaip.