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I have written about the palace in my first post of the palace. here I am adding Wikipedia's info about some of the interior features:
"The palace is composed of three parts; the Mabeyn-i Hümâyûn (or Selamlık, the quarters reserved for the men), Muayede Salonu (the ceremonial halls) and the Harem-i Hümâyûn (the Harem, the apartments of the family of the Sultan). The palace has an area of 45,000 m² (11.2 acres), and contains 285 rooms, 46 halls, 6 baths (hamam) and 68 toilets. The famous Crystal Staircase has the shape of a double horseshoe and is built of Baccarat crystal, brass and mahogany. The palace includes a large number of Hereke palace carpets made by the Hereke Imperial Factory. Also featured are 150-year-old bearskin rugs originally presented to the Sultan as a gift by the Tsar of Russia.Fourteen tons of gold in the form of gold leaf were used to gild the ceilings of the palace."

This is just a "modest" corner in one of the rooms.You can see the gilded ceiling in the mirror.

With no tripod I had to exercise extreme control of my breathing and steadiness of hand as I took a number of interior shots under the watchful eye of the palace security personnel.

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Additional Photos by Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3578 W: 114 N: 6362] (28728)
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