Al-istana, the sublime door. Behind it, all the terrestrial power of the old Ottoman Empire, and above, the celestial vault and its stars by myriads, further multiplied by their reflection on the sea. The star, with five or seven branches, worked in relief and encrusted with precious stones, is the real talisman of this city. A benchmark for navigators, it symbolizes success, the way forward, self-confidence.
For this summer of 2020, a delicious pastel combination of aquamarines and morganites shines in the stars of Istanbul.