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 (534)

David Guruli on July 5, 2014

Very beautiful capture.
Best regards from Georgia, David.

Ahmet Bekir on July 6, 2014

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

Sergey Brandys on September 23, 2014

Hi, Ahmet. Beautiful view. Wonderful photo. LIKE. Best regards, Sergey

ewcia2331 on September 26, 2014

Stunning composition!

Karel Grabner on November 26, 2014

super Ahmet, greetings from Chzech

Ahmet Bekir on November 26, 2014

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

dzumba54n on December 10, 2014

Као из 1001 ноћи!

Ahmet Bekir on December 11, 2014

Хвала за све лепе коментаре dzumba

Ahmet Bekir on December 27, 2014

Ziyaret ve yorumlarınız için çok teşekkür ederim

Anonimus82 on January 2, 2015

exelent night photo F

Chinappi on April 27, 2015

As far I understand, the job was well done.

I think it is a nice picture. Thanks you for sharing. Of course, I LIKE this photo.

More generally, you have a beautiful gallery.

See you soon… Best regards from Grasse, in France.


cmoyse25 on June 6, 2015

Belle photo de nuit. L+F. Cordialement. Christophe

Cek Mt on August 19, 2015

great picture, 1 like

Ahmet Bekir on August 20, 2015

Thanks for visiting my gallery, 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