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 (392)

Ahmet Bekir on December 11, 2014

Хвала за све лепе коментаре dzumba

vitrantolia on March 6, 2015

Very good, picture! LIKE

Ahmet Bekir on March 6, 2015

Thanks vitrantolia, best wishes, Ahmet

Begoña CL on March 19, 2015

WOW!!!!! Just perfect!!! YSL

Best wishes from Spain, Begoña

Ahmet Bekir on March 20, 2015

Thanks dear Begona, best wishes, Ahmet

n.p. photography on March 25, 2015

Beautiful image L+F!

Ahmet Bekir on April 13, 2015

Thanks Nikos, best wishes, Ahmet

♥ of Giggle on April 28, 2015

An original way to associate these two wonderful & historical places of worship, Ahmet ! Great idea and realization. *L/F*
Kind greetings, Hg

Ahmet Bekir on October 29, 2015

Thanks Hg, best wishes, Ahmet

INNe “IXIRY” Di on February 8, 2016

Bas divno!LIKE

Jens ||¿Æ¬ŒΞЩ|| Germ… on February 9, 2016

Intresting view LIKE Best wishes .---------------------------. Jens

Ahmet Bekir on February 9, 2016

Thanks Jens, best wishes, Ahmet

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  • Uploaded on April 26, 2012
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    by Ahmet Bekir