The Harem at Topkapi Palace was the private living quarters of the Sultan's family and concubines during the time of the Ottoman Empire.
It was divided into many parts - the courtyard of the Queen Mother, the Courtyard of the Sultan's consorts and concubines, the Queen's apartments, the privy chambers of the Sultan, the apartments of the Crown prince , the Courtyard of Favourites and more. Didn't take as many pictures as I wanted to as the SD card in my camera was full and I was struggling to erase old pics. But I was thinking as I went along that with so many consorts and concubines under the same roof, it must be a living hell to be in the Harem. One day you're the flavour of the week and the next , you're not.
|Courtyard of the Apartments of the Queen Mother |
|The fountain of the Privy Chamber of Murat III|
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