Sultan Ahmet mosque by night

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The Sultan Ahmed 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 (532)

Therese Beck on June 3

Totally cool photo! L & F, greetings, Therese.

Ahmet Bekir on June 3

I'm glad that you enjoyed this beautiful capture Therese, best wishes, Ahmet

19Hans48 on June 12

I was happy to visit this famous mosque 40 years ago. You present a wonderful night shot. !!L!! Kind regards, Hans

KJ Wojtys on June 13

Dream - like and grand night scene. Lovely shot. Greeting, Kazia

Ahmet Bekir on June 13

Greetings, Hans, and thank you so much for stopping over my gallery. I'm so happy to be able to share it with you and all Panoramio users. It's great that you like my gallery, Ahmet

Suzen N on June 14

Guzel resim olmus ,dostum, akansular degisik hava veriyor..))

Selamlar, Suzen

Dalila N on June 20

Velkolepé foto mešity Sultána Ahmeta. L+F

Zasílám vám mnoho pozdravů z České republiky. DALILA

Ahmet Bekir on June 20

I'm glad that you enjoyed this beautiful capture Suzen and Dalila, selam and best wishes, Ahmet

Reginhart on June 23

Beautiful capture! like! Greetings, Reinhard

Ahmet Bekir on June 23

I'm glad that you enjoyed this beautiful capture Reginhart, best wishes, Ahmet

David Guruli on July 5

Very beautiful capture.
Best regards from Georgia, David.

Ahmet Bekir on July 6

Thanks for visiting my gallery David, best wishes ve selam, Ahmet

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 1, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ahmet Bekir
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S5Pro
    • Taken on 2010/05/11 22:26:47
    • Exposure: 0.100s (1/10)
    • Focal Length: 46.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO2500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash