By Alex Buie
Mom took me to the Topkapi Palace for four fricking hours. At first it was exciting. The Ottoman Empire lasted for nearly 600 years. I especially liked the treasury and the view -- you could see for miles around Istanbul from the tower -- but we stayed too long. Here's a slide show of the palace from FLICKR.com
Dad is making me write an essay about the Ottoman Empire. There are some good videos on Youtube.com about the Ottomans. Click.
Lonely Planet.com: Uncover the Secrets of the Topkapi Palace