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Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque)
Turkey, Istanbul, Sept. 2013

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historic mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.
It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is still popularly used as a mosque: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_Ahmed_Mosque
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Nov 25 2013 11:15 GMT junne PRO
an absolutely gorgeous image !!
Nov 25 2013 11:29 GMT skyball
A beautiful building and shot!!!!!!........
Nov 25 2013 13:09 GMT Lalbabu
Agree with junne,so you were in Turkey during this time of fungies !!!!
Nov 25 2013 13:31 GMT senna3
Thanks Soumen.
15 Sept. we came back from our Turkey round trip, just in time for the mushrooms. This year it started quite late due to the dry summer months.
Nov 25 2013 22:54 GMT larrybenedict
I can't help but wonder how this and many other structures were built so long ago....no building cranes. Can you imagine all the scaffolding!!!
Nov 26 2013 03:39 GMT fhelsing PRO
That's gorgeous!
Nov 26 2013 08:13 GMT senna3
Thanks all for the nice comments!
Nov 26 2013 09:05 GMT MargNZ
A beautiful mosque and a lovely composition Peter :)
Nov 26 2013 11:24 GMT senna3
Thanks Margaret.
Nov 26 2013 15:18 GMT mbz
Nov 26 2013 15:43 GMT senna3
Thank you mbz.
Dec 12 2013 11:01 GMT Papagena
Hello Peter, nice to see you back !! I was sure you were travelling somewhere !! It's great to discover all your new pictures !! ;+))
Dec 12 2013 11:22 GMT senna3
Hello Ruth, we did make a trip through Western Turkey, but that was only in September. In the summer months I spent a lot of time at the Ipernity site.