Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

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The Süleymaniye Mosque is the second largest mosque in Istanbul, and one of the best-known sights of the city.

The Mosque was built on the order of Sultan Süleyman I (Süleyman the Magnificent) "was fortunate to be able to draw on the talents of the architectural genius of Sinan Pasha". The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1558.

The main dome is 53 meters high and has a diameter of 27.5 meters. At the time it was built, the dome was the highest in the Ottoman Empire, when measured from sea level, but still lower from its base and smaller in diameter than that of Hagia Sophia.

Just outside the mosque walls to the north is the tomb of architect Sinan.

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Comments (92)

Sorin Pavel (pvlsori… on February 10, 2011

Beautiful mosque! Like!

Best wishes, Sorin

fatemeh.Alef on February 13, 2011

چه جالب..منم یه عکس مشابه این عکس دارم از یه مسجد دیگه تو استانبول.خیلی کادربندیشون بهم شباهت داره.

قشنگ شده.لایک

Hamed Ansari on February 14, 2011

Mel Figueroa


Thank you so much!


ممنون از محبتتون ! منتظرم که عکس زیبای شما رو هم ببینم


Beth Costa on February 20, 2011

Bela foto!

Like 58.

Saudações amigas do Brasil à TURQUIA!

Hamed Ansari on February 21, 2011

Beth Costa

Thank you so much!

Səməd on March 29, 2011

Mystical scene! Liked and added you to my favorite list.

Hamed Ansari on March 31, 2011

Samad Talebpour

ممنون! باعث افتخار منه

Dr.Azzouqa on June 8, 2011

Excellent composition.


Best wishes from Jordan.


Hamed Ansari on June 8, 2011


Thanks a lot, friend.

‫رافت توفيق‬‎ on June 25, 2011

nice photo greetings from EGYPT

Hamed Ansari on June 25, 2011


Thank you so much!

Ahmed Ubeyd on November 15, 2011

Çok güzel bir kompozisyon Tebrikler

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  • Uploaded on January 5, 2011
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    by Hamed Ansari
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T5
    • Taken on 2005/03/14 21:28:49
    • Exposure: 0.025s (1/40)
    • Focal Length: 6.33mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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