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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♥Fairy♥ on July 30, 2011

Marvellous and stunning in architecture. I have always thought of Istanbul as a very exciting place to go. Maybe some day.

You travel a lot, my friend:) Ever considered Norway?

Ahmet Bekir on July 30, 2011

Yes dear mettemarit, I always have in my mind a tour in Scandinavia ...hope one day I'll visit your beautiful country, Ahmet

♥Fairy♥ on July 30, 2011

You are very welcome! :-D

Ahmet Bekir on July 30, 2011

Thank you very much for your hospitality...:)

Ivo Kindel on July 30, 2011

Beautiful picture!

Like

kecid™ on July 30, 2011

Beautiful blue.

Like

Elena Belloso on July 30, 2011

Impressive shot and place Ahmet

I like!,,,greetings Elena

Bedri Akçay on July 30, 2011

Renk tonları farklı ve güzel etki vermiş , tebrik ederim, Like, bedri Akçay

Ahmet Bekir on July 30, 2011

Many thanks my dear Panoramio friends

Ivo

kecid

Annie and

Elena

for your lovely comments to this photo. I'll reply to you all by visiting your galleries, Ahmet

Ahmet Bekir on July 30, 2011

Çok teşekkür ederim dostum Bedri bey...Ahmet

Isabel. E. on July 30, 2011

Magic image, Ahmet. LIKE Best wishes. Isabel

Greg Swinfield on July 30, 2011

Wow, a striking image Ahmet I like your use of colour here.

Greg

Ahmet Bekir on July 30, 2011

Many thanks my dear Panoramio friends

Isabel and Greg

for your lovely comments and likes to this photo. I'll reply to you by visiting your galleries, best wishes from Macedonia, Ahmet

Hamed Ansari on July 31, 2011

Güzel bir kare olmuş!

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HAYIRLI RAMAZANLAR, Hamed

Omar Gobbi on July 31, 2011

fabulous photography, capturing beautiful night, LIKE a warm hug from Argentina. "Omar"

Minaei on July 31, 2011

fantastic nice color

L 10

Barbara Marciniak on July 31, 2011

Super night shot!!!LIKE 11

Greetings from Poland,Barbara

millotaurus 1-NO VIE… on July 31, 2011

Good work...

M.Salih ÖZBUDAK on July 31, 2011

Güzel bir açı ve çekim. Ramazanınızı kutlarım Ahmet Bey.

SELAMLAR. Salih

Ahmet Bekir on July 31, 2011

Many thanks my dear Panoramio friends

Omar, Minaei, Barbara and millotaurus

for your lovely comments and likes to this photo. I'll reply to you by visiting your galleries, best wishes from Macedonia, Ahmet

Çok teşekkür ederim değerli dostlarım Hamed ve Salih beyler, sizlerinde Ramazan ayınızı kutlar nice hayırlara vesile olmasını dilerim

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 30, 2011
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    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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