Photographer's Note

Today's uploads will cover various scenes from the Enderun Courtyard. The main entry is taken under the colonnade to the Privy Chamber.

"The Privy Chamber houses the Chamber of the Sacred Relics (Kutsal Emanetler Dairesi), which includes the Pavilion of the Holy Mantle. The chamber was constructed by Sinan under the reign of Sultan Murad III. It used to house offices of the Sultan.

It houses what are considered to be 'the most sacred relics of the Muslim world': the cloak of Muhammad, two swords, a bow, one tooth, a hair of his beard, his battle sabres, an autographed letter and other relics which are known as the Sacred Trusts. Several other sacred objects are on display, such as the swords of the first four Caliphs, the Staff of Moses, the turban of Joseph and a carpet of the daughter of Mohammed. Even the Sultan and his family were permitted entrance only once a year, on the 15th day of Ramadan, during the time when the palace was a residence. Now any visitor can see these items, although in very dim light to protect the relics, and many Muslims make a pilgrimage for this purpose." (From Wikipedia)

The entry to the Privy Chamber is in the far corner. Naturally, photography was not allowed and the rule was strictly enforced.

Exif Data:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Software: Adobe Photoshop 2021 Macintosh
Exposure Time: 1/640
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 3800/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2021-05-26 06:05
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 1245 kb
GPS: 41.01330917541218, 28.98436641681766

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