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Arz Odası (Audience Chamber or Chamber of Petitions) is where the Sultan would receive foreign ambassadors as well as have private meetings with members of the Imperial Council and other state officials. The viziers came here to present their individual reports to the sultan. Depending on their performance and reports, the sultan showed his pleasure by showering them with gifts and high offices, or in the worst case having them strangled by deaf-mute eunuchs. The chamber was thus a place that officials reporting to the sultan entered without knowing if they would leave it alive.

Because of the crowds around this building, I could not get a good picture of the entrance. This photo focuses on the decorations on the left of the entrance. The WS has an overall but not ideal view of the entrance.

Exif Data:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Software: Adobe Photoshop 22.5 (Macintosh)
Exposure Time: 1/60
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 125
Focal Length: 4358/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2021-05-26 05:51
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 1052 kb
GPS: 41.01282405362944, 28.98453103547937

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