Blue Mosque in deep blue - Sultan Ahmet Camii -Istanbul / Turkey

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The Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Turkish: Sultanahmet Camii) is a historical mosque in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire (from 1453 to 1923). The mosque is 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. During the construction of magnificent mosque, he has worked as simple worker all day, and according to a narration of his daughter, who saw his father in a dream after his death, he earned place in paradise just because he worked in the construction like a simple worker. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. While still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction.

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Comments (610)

Ray1900 on December 1

Ahmet, mooie foto! LIKE Fijne zondag.

Groet, Ray.

Jong Soo Choi on December 5

Very beautiful night shot!


From Jose Choi, Korea

BMV on December 12

Absolutely gorgeous image! :)

addpage on December 20

Very beautiful scenery!Like.

bodidog on January 9

great photo, like, regards

faizal_muhammed on February 3

beutiful Snap

Ali Sohrabi on February 26

Beautiful picture of the mosque in the night


Regards Ali Sohrabi

Mónica✵ on March 1

Wonderful picture!!


jole79 on April 9

Predobra boja!

Ahmet Bekir on April 9

Hello dear Pano friends and thanks for visiting my gallery

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 30, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ahmet Bekir
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H9
    • Taken on 2011/04/28 21:12:33
    • Exposure: 0.250s (1/4)
    • Focal Length: 5.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash