Mustafa Pasha Pavillion at Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey. It also seems to be known as the Terrace Pavillion or the Sofa Pavillion. And the word Kiosk is often used in place of Pavillion. Little know fact: the work kiosk comes from the Turkish köşk, meaning pavillion. But in any event, this room was built in the 1750s to give the Sultan of the day a comfy viewing spot for the events in the gardens below. It gives a good idea of the opulence of the palace. This room was closed to the public, but I managed to shoot it through the windows, holding the camera steady against the glass for an HDR bracket set.

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