Imperial Gate at Topkapi Palace with Blue Mosque, Istanbul
Visitors come and go in the rain through the Imperial Gate (Bâb-ı Hümâyûn) at Topkapi Palace, with tne entrance framing the Blue Mosque in the distance. On a peninsula overlooking both the Bosphorus Strait and the Golden Horn, Topkapi Palace was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years (1465–1856) of their 624-year reign over Constantinople and the Ottoman Empire. Today it is one of Istanbul's primary tourist attractions.
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