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 (611)

BMV on December 12, 2013

Absolutely gorgeous image! :)

addpage on December 20, 2013

Very beautiful scenery!Like.

bodidog on January 9, 2014

great photo, like, regards

faizal_muhammed on February 3, 2014

beutiful Snap

Ali Sohrabi on February 26, 2014

Beautiful picture of the mosque in the night

Like&Fav

Regards Ali Sohrabi

Mónica✵ on March 1, 2014

Wonderful picture!!
:)

FAV+LK

jole79 on April 9

Predobra boja!

philippe salgarolo on May 11

like 426 + fav 127 pour cette sublime photo de nuit

très belle couleur effectivement.

on dirait des chauves souris qui volent sur la photo.

amitié de Varsovie

Philippe

Sirka on May 26

Magnificent night shot!L427

andrew brown on August 6

Breathtaking night shot! Well framed photo!
YSL
Best wishes, András

Ahmet Bekir on August 6

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

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