During the reign of Ahmed III in early 1700's, a thirty year period, known as the Tulip Period, from 1700 to 1730, all eyes were turned to the West. Ottoman architecture began to be influenced by the Baroque and Rococo styles that were popular in Europe and instead of monumental works, villas and pavilions around Istanbul were built; this was the turning point in Mosque Architecture.
The Sultanahmet mosque, known as the Blue Mosque, is the central element of the complex built by Ahmed I (1603-1617) and was completed after the sultan's death in 1617. Its architect is Mehmed Aga (d.1622), whose epithet "Sedefkar" refers to his mastery in mother-of-pearl. The mosque is considered to be the last example of Ottoman classical architecture; Mehmed Aga was an apprentice under Sinan (1450?-1588) and Davud Aga (d.1598), two architects whose works have defined the style of this period.
Panoramic Photo Archive of Istanbul City
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daninhoc (690) 2005-05-16 10:45
Very nice shot of Istanbul! Congratulations. From wehre did you take it? have you been on a tower or in a helicopter?
Smooth light and deep blue bosporus! Well done!
MarekP (4750) 2005-05-16 10:48
Wonderful photo, Yılmaz. It's so colorfull. Very nice, indeed.
Thanks for sharing,
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-05-16 12:10
Very nice panorama of Istanbul. Where did you take it from?
The colours are amazing,
YavuzA (357) 2005-05-16 13:48
Nice picture from an unusual angle, well done.
mismet (1320) 2005-05-16 14:20
Beautiful,vivid colours and sharpness.A nice view of Istanbul.Well,i also wonder where have you taken this?
saliha (27) 2005-05-19 19:15
mükemmel bir netlik ve kompozisyon.
Theana (623) 2006-08-24 8:27
I like this shot for its composition with those many small minarets reaching upwards into the sky. It makes the picture very vivid I find and the colours are great here, too.
- Copyright: YILMAZ TUFAN (twofun) (1480)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-14
- Categories: Ceremony, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Historical structure of Istanbul [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-16 10:18