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Seen from the top of Byzantine City Walls and taken some minutes after the previous one, this photo also enjoys the "spot-like" daylight coming from the sky, which makes everything look much more prettier than it really is.

The water at the bottom is Golden Horn, the colorful neighbourhood is Halıcıoğlu, the bridge is Haliç Bridge and the mosque at the top of the hill is the brand new (10 years old) "Bademlik Mosque". It is a poor imitation of the square plan architecture, originally and majestically used by Architect Sinan for the construction of Mihrimah Sultan Mosque in Edirnekapi, which actually is a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture. Its location, though, is so well selected that, it pops out from the crowd, and has been a subject of many "what mosque is that?" questions coming from my guests.

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Additional Photos by Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3049 W: 399 N: 6658] (33778)
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