The fascinating Sultan Ahmet mosque

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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 (215)

Martin Krepelin on February 10, 2013

Like, greetings

Barbara Wenzel-Winte… on February 24, 2013

LIKE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feitse Boerwinkel on February 26, 2013

Very nice composed special coloring.YS.

Salute FEIKA.

Ivan Logvinov on March 5, 2013

Interesting photo!
Like!
Best greetings from Russia!
Ivan.

Nguyễn Lê on March 5, 2013

Nice shot, nice view!

Like 183!

Greetings from Việt Nam, Nguyễn Lê!

Ovidiu Anca on April 29, 2013

Good angle! LIKE. Best wishes!

Valerio Manassero on May 3, 2013

Beautiful photo! Like+ fav Greetings from Italy! Valerio

Eva Barchewitz on May 30, 2013

Wonderful picture L&F Greetings Eva

raymond chan on June 18, 2013

Great photo and gorgeous composition.

Greetings from Canada

Giannino NO VIEWS on July 27, 2013

very nice view from the window - L I K E - The best wishes from Rome - Gianni

Javier Mañana on September 15, 2013

Muy buena foto desde un interior; Like 3. - Saludos desde Uruguay. - Javier.

Jurgis Karnavicius on October 2, 2013

Beautiful composition, like! Thanks also for interesting info. Greetings, Jurgis

neil.gilmour on October 19, 2013

Great photo! A wonderful picture in a great city. Neil

Сергей Миронов on February 8, 2014

Замечательное фото!

Ahmet Bekir on February 8, 2014

Many thanks my panoramio friends for visit, likes and comments...greetings , Ahmet

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 26, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ahmet Bekir
    • Camera: SAMSUNG ES55 / VLUU ES55 / SAMSUNG SL102
    • Taken on 2012/04/22 09:23:33
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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