It always pays to look up, way up, in Istanbul because some of the most beautiful and ornate spectacles can be found at the highest point of the city’s many historic sights. We take a look at some of the most striking ceilings that have been photographed and gazed at admiringly over the centuries.
The ceilings of the Topkapı Palace are absolutely stunning, much like the rest of the palace, which is absolutely lavish as befitting the various sultans that resided there for almost 400 years. You can definitely tell how minute details were very important at the time to exude wealth and power.
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When you’re walking around the Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s biggest and oldest covered bazaars, make sure to look up as well to see the beautiful painted traditional motifs that decorate the many passages and arches above.
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