Another capture from the innercourt of the Topkapı Palace, once the residence of the Ottoman Sultans in İstanbul.
The great hall with the tower was once the meeting place of the Ottoman Ministers. The Sultan didn't attend those meetings but from time to time he was sitting in a special chamber of this tower and listened to the debates of the ministers, who couldn't see him !
Topkapı Sarayı'nın orta avlusundan bir başka kare. Karşıdaki kuleli bina, Osmanlıda vezirlerin toıplantılaırını yaptıkları mekan. Bu kulenin içindeki bir odaya padişah zaman zaman gider oturur, içeride konuşulanları dinlermiş !
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TRB (12323) 2013-02-12 1:48
Işığı ve netliği ile mükemmel pozlama.
Tarihi dokusu ve gündelik yaşamı ile çok güzel kadraj.
sevgi ve saygılarımla
snunney (67346) 2013-02-12 3:38
A pleasantly lit shot looking across this courtyard. The tower stands out beautifully against that beautiful sky and makes a splendid focal point. The visitors wandering across the square contribute much to the mood, bringing the scene to life. Very good colours and sharpness.
Sergiom (39259) 2013-02-12 5:48
J'aime beaucoup cette composition ou le clocher et les minarets semblent faire bon voisinage.J'aime les ombres des arbres sur les pavés à l'avant plan ainsi que la belle luminosité.
pajaran (36246) 2013-02-12 8:24
Lep pogled na Topkapi Palace ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Nice view of the Topkapi Palace ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, well demonstrated.
Good evening and all the best.
rychem (9227) 2013-02-12 9:17
Very good photo of the Turkish historical architecture, good light and color management, informative note
krzychu30 (8879) 2013-02-12 9:46
Topkapi Palace is a real jewel in the middle of Istambul.You captured the majesty and beauty of this place excellenty.I like also this unique play of light&shade,which adds here so kind of nice,pleasant mood to the whole scene.Well composed and executed shot.
Have a nice evening
UlfE (13730) 2013-02-12 10:38
Very nice and well-composed view from Topkapı Palace. I like the inclusion of some visitors and also the golden ceiling of the building to the right. TFS and have a nice evening!
Gigidusud (8078) 2013-02-12 12:24
Beautiful place with nice architecture and great contrast of light.Well done.
Silvio1953 (98183) 2013-02-12 12:31
Ciao Mesut, great view of fantastic palace, lovely composition with walking people, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Sonata11 (28341) 2013-02-12 15:14
striking beautiful snapshot of architecture and surroundings. Colors, sharpness, clarity, POV and DOF are magnificent. Perfectly well done. Very beautiful and very elegant picture. Awesome work. Tfs.
All the best,
ACL1978 (5783) 2013-02-12 18:26
Istanbul is high atop my to-see list, Mesut, and I'd love to take the same walk around Topkapi that you've been on here, so I'm living vicariously through you. This is a nice wide look at the courtyard showing off the architecture and the atmosphere nicely. Thanks!
kato (6777) 2013-02-12 20:13
You're capturing well this palace by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the historical Topkapi palace with the circular building group and some towers from innercourt. It looks like the palace with typical Islamic style. And, it's impressive in the wide innercourt and winter trees, too.
ourania (12397) 2013-02-15 7:23
Hello dear Mesut,
a very interesting and lovely view composed by many attractive elements layed out wisely and effectively. I like very much the way you have arranged all the elements and perspectives creating a very vivid view with focal points distributed all over the frame. The picture has delightful clarity and wonderful lighting and colours. I also like the feeling of depth, the calm atmosphere and the play of shadows on a beautiful winter day. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
pierrefonds (48353) 2013-02-15 18:02
The wideness of the square is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of this area of the Topkapi Palace. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
josepmarin (55051) 2013-02-20 12:14
Merhaba, my friend Mesut,
a beautiful sight on this gorgeous inner court of Topkapi Palace, in a sharp and clear image. I like the blue sky, the good light and the natural colors of this composition, specially because during my visit at this fantastic place was raining strongly.
Very well done.
- Copyright: MESUT ILGIM (mesutilgim) (67982)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-07
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
- Exposure: f/7.3, 1/640 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-12 0:29