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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Ahmet Bekir on November 16, 2014

Thanks Hans, best wishes, Ahmet

dzumba54n on December 10, 2014

Свака част!

Ahmet Bekir on December 11, 2014

Хвала за све лепе коментаре dzumba

vitrantolia on March 6

Very good, picture! LIKE

Ahmet Bekir on March 6

Thanks vitrantolia, best wishes, Ahmet

Begoña CL on March 19

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

Best wishes from Spain, Begoña

Ahmet Bekir on March 20

Thanks dear Begona, best wishes, Ahmet

n.p. photography on March 25

Beautiful image L+F!

Ahmet Bekir on April 13

Thanks Nikos, best wishes, Ahmet

♥ of Giggle on April 28

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

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    by Ahmet Bekir

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