This week’s progress includes another Topkapi hat, inspired by the palace in Istanbul.
This collection resulted from my travels through Istanbul in 2011. They are shown there alongside the architectural elements that I was inspired by.
I returned to Istanbul expecting to spend a few days there, but would instead take an impromptu trip to the ancient Ottoman capitol of Bursa.
I find the Ibrahim Pasa Palace, a building that dates back to the Ottoman period which houses the Islamic Art and Ethnology Museum. It’s a treasure trove…
I arrive at the Topkapi Palace 2 hours before closing. I wait in a line that eats up twenty valuable minutes, and enter through the Gate of Salutation, whose iconic towers remind me a little bit of Disneyland.