Here they are both monuments, side by side glorious, spectacular, intriguing, simply stunning!!
A view of the historical center of Istanbul with both monuments to draw attention to visitors and locals.
from wikipedia the people's encyclopedia
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultan Ahmet Camii) is a historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.
It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is still popularly used as a mosque.
In 1453, Istanbul (Constantinople) was conquered by the Ottoman Turks under Sultan Mehmed II, who ordered this main church of the Orthodox Christianity converted into a mosque. By this point, the Church had fallen into a state of disrepair. Nevertheless, the Christian cathedral made a strong impression on the new Ottoman rulers and they decided to convert it into a mosque. The bells, altar, iconostasis, and sacrificial vessels and other relics were removed and the mosaics depicting Jesus, his Mother Mary, Christian saints and angels were also removed or plastered over. Islamic features – such as the mihrab, minbar, and four minarets – were added. It remained a mosque until 1931 when it was closed to the public for four years. It was re-opened in 1935 as a museum by the Republic of Turkey.
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COSTANTINO (51403) 2014-06-06 22:40
Good morning Eleni
clever and interesting postcard remitted
from you to all of us showing Ayasofya and
Sultanahmet great contrast the blue sea
and the buildings so perfectly captured
likes small toys
have a nice weekend
emka (73379) 2014-06-06 23:50
Hello Eleni, Superb POV to show the both monuments in one shot. Fantastric colours and sharpness. So many details to see. Stunning indeed.
Have a nice day
umutlu101 (13310) 2014-06-07 0:39
je vois que tu as pris le bateau de KADIKöY.
sultanahmet et ayasofya sont magnifique ensemble
danos (83093) 2014-06-07 0:59
Ελένη γεια σου,
εξαιρετική η πανοραμική φωτό με τα δυό μνημεία να συνυπάρχουν στο κάδρο.Απ΄ ότι βλέπω και συγκρίνω αυτοί οι τύποι σχεδόν αντέγαψαν την Αγία Σοφία απο πλευράς αρχιτεκτονικού στύλ και δημιούργησαν το Sultanahmet.
Καλά να περνάς,Δάνος
ikeharel (52411) 2014-06-07 1:28
I like the tight crop horizontally, concetrate the view on the two notable monuments of Istanbul.
Blue water contrast with the other side bank's scenery over town - but also a smog hang above town.
Big cities known problem.
Altogether a fine perspective of the vibrant place.
Enjoy your weekend,
cornejo (28111) 2014-06-07 4:09
Hola Eleni, estupenda panorámica de esta bella composición, perfectamente captada en esta bonita fotografía con muy buena calidad, excelente y bonito trabajo muy bien realizado, mis felicitaciones amiga mía, gracias por compartir esta bonita vista.
Buen día y feliz domingo.
Un cordial saludo.
Sergiom (54655) 2014-06-07 4:38
Lorsqu'on arrive à Istambul par la voie des eaux, c'est le spectacle qui nous attend. Les deux mosquées dans le même cadrage est magnifique et justifie le grand angle.
photoray (10227) 2014-06-07 6:39
Attractive panoramic waterside view of Istanbul with diverse colorful buildings, softened by the green trees, then the dominant magnificent mosques with immense domes and tall slender minarets.
Certainly a worthy place to visit and soak in the history, culture and people.
Have a fine weekend,
jhm (135274) 2014-06-07 7:27
This is indeed spectacular this picture with the skyline from Istanbul, notwithstanding 50/50 picture but very nice.
Also a high quality picture with very original colours.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Pentecost weekend,
Noel_Byrne (20860) 2014-06-07 8:15
What a sight this is, to see two such grand structures with such rich history side by side in this great city. A beautiful choice of framing for the shot, drawing attention perfectly to the two great mosques. The deep blue sea creates excellent depth, and the placing of the buildings great width making this a really inviting and appealing scene.
Thanks again for sharing.
resat1972 (7275) 2014-06-07 10:07
mavi tonu ile güzel bir an
harika bir İstanbul
Silvio1953 (116035) 2014-06-07 12:04
Ciao Eleni, magnifica panoramica che mette in mostra le due più famose moschee di Istanbul, gran foto, bravissima, un abbraccio Silvio
dip (23520) 2014-06-07 12:11
Γεια σου Ελένη,
πολύ ωραία πανοραμική φωτογραφία από την Πόλη,
θα μπορούσε να είναι ένα ωραίο καρτ ποστάλ...
abmdsudi (39696) 2014-06-07 23:21
It's a spectacular panorama no doubt, enjoying the lovely sweeping view, immense depth and clarity of the famous city. Amazingly captured from good orientation with two very prominent structures draw the eye for good effect which dont let loose. This is full of lively colours and obviously a feature that has really worked here for the shot, i also feel the deep blue water adds the extra boost to the shot. Well managed exposure, contrast and sharpness. Congrats