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)

Michele Miccoli on October 8, 2011

Fantastic shot, I like it very much!


Ciao from Italia!


Ahmet Bekir on October 8, 2011

Thanks Chiara for visit, like and wishes, Ahmet Bekir

Ahmet Bekir on October 8, 2011

Thanks Michele for visit, like and wishes e Ciao from Macedonia, Ahmet Bekir

marco .gi 46 on October 9, 2011

Gran bella elaborazione


Saluti, Marco

Ahmet Bekir on October 9, 2011

Thanks Marco for visit, likes and wishes , Ahmet Bekir

Matteo B on October 11, 2011

Good shot, Like!

Best regards from Italy, matteberna

Ahmet Bekir on October 11, 2011

Thanks Matteberna for visit, likes and wishes , Ahmet Bekir

Beth Costa on October 12, 2011

Foto fantástica!


Saudações amigas!

Ahmet Bekir on October 12, 2011

Many thanks Costa for visit, likes and comments...greetings, Ahmet Bekir

nedime on October 13, 2011

Emeğinize sağlık,çok güzel olmuş...



Christos Theodorou on October 13, 2011

Spectacular night view !!!!!!!!!! Kind regards - Christos. I wish than you join the group "The colour of the night - Aromantic mood"

asanloj on October 17, 2011

Fantastic shot. LIKE

Ahmet Bekir on October 17, 2011

Thanks Christos and asanloj for likes and wishes, Ahmet Bekir

Alla Saed on October 25, 2011

صورة جميلة البوم مميز تحيات م علاء الدين سعيد من ليبيا الحرة like 252

Ahmet Bekir on October 25, 2011

Thanks Aladdin for likes and wishes from Macedonia and Esselamualeykum, Ahmet Bekir

Koutoudis Grigoris on October 28, 2011





Ahmet Bekir on October 28, 2011

Thanks my Pano friend GRIGORIS for visit, likes and wishes, Ahmet Bekir

Margarita Myarina on October 29, 2011

Very beautiful picture, like an underwater city, a fairy



Ahmet Bekir on October 29, 2011

Thanks for visit and likes


best wishes, Ahmet Bekir

Marco Balsinha on October 29, 2011

Excellent, Like + Favorite, add you to fav. photographers to follow your work, greetings from Portugal

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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