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 (605)

Ahmet Bekir on October 12, 2011

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

Nedime Nukhet 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

Ahmet Bekir on October 29, 2011

Thanks for visit and all likes


best wishes, Ahmet Bekir

p.s. I'll select your gallery to my favorites

ömürgönül on October 30, 2011

Mükemmel bir görünüm,güzel mavi!beğendim-257,Selamlar Türkiyeden...

Madame X on November 1, 2011

¿Estamos en el océano?

Es fantástica...


Un saludo,


::::=UT=:::: on November 2, 2011

Nice color



coolbush on November 4, 2011

Hello Ahmet, Wonderful idea and realisiation! Like! Kind regards and best wishes Thomas

I added your wonderful galery to my favorites!

Ahmet Bekir on November 4, 2011

Thanks Thomas for visit, like and wishes, Ahmet Bekir

Tomasz12345 on November 7, 2011

Like it!!! Greetings! :)

Garnelen on November 7, 2011

Amazing picture, LIKE, Garnelen

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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