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 (533)

Ahmet Bekir on June 20, 2014

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

Reginhart on June 23, 2014

Beautiful capture! like! Greetings, Reinhard

Ahmet Bekir on June 23, 2014

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

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

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

ewcia2331 on September 26

Stunning composition!

Karel Grabner on November 26

super Ahmet, greetings from Chzech

Ahmet Bekir on November 26

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

dzumba on December 10

Као из 1001 ноћи!

Ahmet Bekir on December 11

Хвала за све лепе коментаре dzumba

Ahmet Bekir on December 27

Ziyaret ve yorumlarınız için çok teşekkür ederim

Anonimus82 on January 2

exelent night photo F

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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