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Picture of Gate in Topkapi Palace

Shot Notes

The famous Topkapi Palace (Topkapı Sarayı) in Istanbul consists of four courtyards. The first courtyard is freely accessible, so the real (and paid) visit to the palace starts at the Gate of Salutation (Babus Selam), also known as the Middle Gate (Orta Kapı). Only the sultan and the queen mother (Valide Sultan) were allowed to pass the gate on horseback.

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