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“Bow down in prayer” : Istanbul Süleymaniye Mosque and Sultan Ahmed (blue) Mosque

Based on the architecture of Agia Sophia, the Turkish mosques of Istanbul dot every view side of the city. If by chance minarets are out of your sight, five times per day muezzin prayers will remind you to bow down in prayer (aka “mosque”) towards the Mecca. Among the most beautiful mosques in Istanbul is Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the blue mosque famous for the blue tiles adorning the internal walls.



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And Süleymaniye Mosque, a marvels melting pot of Islamic and Byzantine architecture facing the Bosporus. In both cases, no-Muslims are not allowed to access the praying floor. Still the visitor area is accessible for everybody without shoes, and with additional covered head for women. Read more…

Humans in Istanbul: winter 2013










Enter the doors of Hagia Sophia (Istanbul): 1476 years of history for four names

First,  the Eastern Orthodox cathedral of the Patriarchate of Constantinople: the Holy Wisdom


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Then a Roman Catholic cathedral in the Latin Empire: Sancta Sophia

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Later the Imperial Mosque of Istanbul: Aya Sofya

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Today a wonderful museum: Ayasofya Müzesi


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Click on each picture to magnify. All pictures shot with Nikon D800 + 16-35 mm f/4


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