Istanbul Topkapi, a journey through 2000 years of history

Topkapi is both the name of the Ottoman palace as it is the name of one of the main ancients gates to the city. In modern day there is a busy bus and tram hub at this gate where people change lines to enter or leave the old center. In the early summer of 1996 I walked from Topkapi Gate to Topkapi Palace, documenting this 7 Km walk into the old city. The walk starts at the Topkapi T4 Tramway and leads via the Turgut Özal Millet Caddesi, Ordu Cadessi onto the Yéniçeriler Caddesi to end at the gate to the Topkapi Palace. Along the route many old buildings and landmarks are crossed with Sultanahmet Square, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia amongst them.

As with the Tokio series these pictures were taken long ago in 1996 and have been processed in 2020. They now form a look into the Istanbul of the recent past.



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Get the book on Amazon, 46 pages print-on-demand in full colour that will make you feel you walked from Topkapi gate to the Palace in 1996.

Available as soft cover paperback and as Kindle eBook. The eBook has a panel view that will guide you from frame to frame.

The “Istanbul Topkapi” colouring book, a journey through the beautiful and exotic city of Istanbul. In this book, you will find 46 pages of intricate designs and patterns inspired by a walk from Topkapi gate to the Topkapi Palace, one of the most iconic landmarks of Istanbul.

The Topkapi Palace was the residence of the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years and is renowned for its exquisite architecture, stunning gardens, and rich history.

This colouring book captures the grandeur and beauty of the palace, allowing you to explore its rich details and intricate designs from the comfort of your own home.