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 (518)

Ahmet Bekir on August 29, 2013

I'm glad that you enjoyed this beautiful capture from Istanbul, best wishes ve selamlar, Ahmet

Stelios Drouganis on September 6, 2013

Fantasti night shot.L+F.Friendly greetings,Stelios

Łukasz H. on September 6, 2013

Amazing. Wonderful place. Best wishes from Poland

Sergio Bagna on September 9, 2013

Wonderful night shot! Like! Greetings from Italy, Sergio

Frank Hebestreit on September 23, 2013

Fantastically beautiful mosque and a beautiful water feature!

Regards Frank

luz Amador on October 3, 2013

Maravillas del Creador que me permitio recorrer.... vuele mi agradecimiento a esa bendita tierra....

Transit_PO on October 6, 2013

Beautiful night pic! L&F!

Klaus Richter on October 9, 2013

A wonderful night-shot!
♥FAV 116 + LIKE 403
Best wishes from Cologne, Klaus

ROSTAMDALILA on October 10, 2013

Very amazing photo and also a nice memory of a unique place!

Parviz "PAYA" on October 10, 2013

harika bir fotoğraf Ahmet bey. ellerine sağlık. çok beğendim♥.iran dan size saygılar...

Jose Lozano on October 14, 2013

LIKE Wonderful photo

Marco Sartori on October 15, 2013

Bellissima! Stupenda galleria (aggiunta ai preferiti). L+F. Ciao, Marco

jades1111 on October 18, 2013

84852/119/407 - beeindruckend, ein sehr beeindruckendes Foto, prima gemacht *LF beste Grüße und ein gutes Wochenende

dziwnowik on February 23

✰ YSL ✰

♥ ♥ ♥ Pozdrowienia z Dziwnowa, Peterek ♥ ♥ ♥

Very beautiful photo!


Greetings Andrzej

Abdellatif Bouchareb on March 15

amazing night shot



anmarluk on March 15

Excellent photo

F 124 & L 410

Greetings from Poland, Maria

Ahmet Bekir on March 15

Thanks dear Pano friends for visiting my gallery and for beautiful words left on it, best wishes ve selamlar, 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