the Topkapi palace
Built of XVe at the XIXe century, Topkapi was the old residence of the sultans ottomans and is currently one of the most significant museums in the Islamic world of art.
The architectural organization structure around the four courses in enfilade, each one separated by "inviolable" doors.
t is the widest palate of Turkey, on 700.000 m2 including 4 course framed by hundreds of rooms, libraries, many kiosks, mosques, gardens, fountains, and its Harem of 400 rooms!
To 4.000 people lived there with the apogee of the Ottoman Empire . Now, the Palate of Topkapi is a national museum which contains the (French) Treasury of the Sultans and the Collections Ottomans: jewels, orphevrery, silverware, ornaments, furniture, objets d'art, portraits, miniatures, penmanships, weapons, porcelains Chinese and Japanese.
texts and photographs : Stephane