On the ground of Hagia Sophia but with separate (and fee!) entrance there a few imperial tombs. I do not remember which sultans are buried there but I like them very much the turbe (tomb, mausoleum) looks a bit like a small mosque and they are very beautifully decorated with exquisite Iznik tiles. As you can see, although there was a huge queue to Hagia Sophia, this beautiful and interesting place was quite empty. it was my own exploration of Istanbul :).
I will post other views in Workshop.
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snunney (72566) 2013-11-01 3:12
A very nicely presented interior shot featuring this mausoleum; ideally exposed and with excellent colours and clarity. I like the point of view looking across the green tiled tombs towards the beautifully decorated wall. Also, the light and shadow contrasts. A most interesting picture nicely complemented by your informative note.
timecapturer (36972) 2013-11-01 4:07
fascinating shot this. What a beautiful setting and a real glimpse of another ideology and an original piece of imagery. Looks so peaceful and spiritual.
Have a great weekend - Brian.
Sergiom (45244) 2013-11-01 5:42
On ne voit pas cette partie de la Mosquée très souvent.En effet, c'est la première fois que je la vois.On constate qu'il n'y a pas beaucoup d'informations sur l'identité des gens sous ces formes vertes. La gestion de la lumière est parfaite.
holmertz (31208) 2013-11-01 9:54
If you go to places that are ignored by the large crowds you are often nicely rewarded. Often you find places just as interesting and you can see them properly without waiting to get in The architecture and the tiles of this building are no less beautiful than in more famous mosques. The light seems to have been very good, or you just handled it exceptionally well. The WS photo is also very well taken. What a beautiful roof!
carlo62 (19313) 2013-11-01 15:44
una foto molto interessante e particolare, bella anche quella del ws, un ottimo lavoro.
Waylim (23310) 2013-11-01 18:49
Excellent photo of the interior of the tomb, the architecture and mosaic work is very similar to some that I have seen in Morocco. Excellent photo here with nice details even with the low interior light.
p.s. when communicating with children, it really doesn't matter what language you speak, just speak with sign language and most important of all, smiling and laughing. I sometimes do drawing or math with children.
jjcordier (67146) 2013-11-01 23:15
Une étonnante photo de ces tombes impériales que l'on ne voit pas très souvent. L'architecture en arrière plan est magnifique. la photo du dôme en WS est très belle également.
mesutilgim (72870) 2013-11-02 14:11
Hello dear Malgo,
I know this türbe close to Hagia Sophia as well. This is a nice interior capture.But let me give an additional information. The smaller coffins are those of the brothers of the Sultan burried in the foremoust greater coffins.
TFS and have a nice weekend
ChrisJ (91168) 2013-11-03 5:37
I havent been to these Islamic tombs although I have been to the Hippodrome Aya Sophia and Sultanahmet mosque quite close. Will have to investigate next time I am in Istanbul which is only 90 minutes away by bus & boat from Kojaeli. Nice repetition of the green tombs with good sharpness. Tfs!