This is an image of the Iftaree Pavilion, situated on the Marble Terrace of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. Though petite, this golden canopied pavilion is commanding in it’s beauty and situation, overlooking the Golden Horn. Built in the 17th century, it was created to “break fast” at sunset during Ramadan. During summer months, it was considered the “Moonlit Seat.” With summer on it’s way, I love the idea of creating an outdoor pavilion – one needn’t have a palace, just a small plot of earth, four posts and a roof. It can be very simple, or very complex whatever your fancy. There are many possibilities with different names: Pavilion, Gazebo and Ramada. All of them are going for gold!