Aya Sofyadan Sultan Ahmet camii-Blue mosque from Hagia Sophia

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The cascading domes and six slender minarets of the Sultanahmet Mosque (better known as the "Blue Mosque") dominate the skyline of Istanbul. In the 17th century, Sultan Ahmet I wished to build an Islamic place of worship that would be even better than the Hagia Sophia, and the mosque named for him is the result. The two great architectural achievements now stand next to each other in Istanbul's main square, and it is up to visitors to decide which is more impressive.

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Comments (387)

Ahmet Bekir on May 1

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

BertKg on June 20

Great composition!!


Regards from Holland

Ahmet Bekir on June 21

thanx Bert, I appreciate your visit ...Ahmet

muay on July 6

Nefis çekim açısı....güzel fotoğraf..tebrikler......Ankara'dan selamlar....LİKE/YS....

Ahmet Bekir on July 6

Cok tesekkur ederim...selam

Heinrich Andreas 14 days ago

Die Auswahl des Foto-Thema ist fantastisch. Klasse Aufnahme mit wunderschöner geschichtlicher Beschreibung. Klasse! L
Schöne Grüße, Heinrich

Ahmet Bekir 14 days ago

Vielen Danke Heinrich

Schone Grusse aus Slovakien

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  • Uploaded on April 26, 2012
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    by Ahmet Bekir