Another shot of Suleymaniye Mosque which I took from a boat while on a cruise on the Bosphorus.
The Suleiman Mosque was built on the order of sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and constructed by the great Ottoman architect Sinan. The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1557.
The mosque is modeled in part on the style of a Byzantine basilica, particularly the Hagia Sophia, which was perhaps a conscious move on the part of the sultan to create a continuity and a symbolic connection with the city's past.
The Suleiman Mosque was ravaged by a fire in 1660 and was restored on the command of sultan Mehmed IV by architect Fossatı. The restoration, however, changed the mosque into a more baroque style, damaging the great work severely.
The mosque was restored to its original glory during the 19th century but during World War I the courtyard was used as a weapons depot and when some of the ammunition ignited, the mosque suffered another fire. Not until 1956 was it restored again. Today, the Suleiman Mosque is one of the most popular sights in Istanbul.
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Suppiluliuma (3913) 2012-03-12 10:21
Nice and contrasted with with a nice light. The choice of location of the mosque is on spot.
Good and interesting narrative.
lpi (4857) 2012-03-12 10:21
Un joli point de vue sur ce magnifique édifice.
J'aime les couleurs et toutes cette architectures entourant la mosquée.
siudzi (34141) 2012-03-12 10:29
Wow! What an amazing post of this wonderful urban scape and the Suleiman Mosque. Perfectly seen and composed with excellent sharpness and clarity. Fantastic picture!
guld (1042) 2012-03-12 10:58
Merhaba Emin Bey! Ne muhtesem bir kare! Suleymaniye Camii, Sultanin kendi gibi heybetli ve bu gercegi de fotografiniz cok guzel yansitmis. Tebrikler.
altay1364 (0) 2012-03-12 11:07
Selam Emin Bey
çok güzel bir fotoğraf!
m (0) 2012-03-12 11:32
Lovely view! The image is very bright and sharp, a really nice postcard. Thanks and best regards,
Miguel82 (27646) 2012-03-12 11:35
So beautiful shot
Good view of Istanbul from the sea
yquem46 (38752) 2012-03-12 13:31
Merhaba Emin my today's neighbor
Nice view of Suleymaniye from the other side of Galata bridge
I'll be there in may hopefully
have a nice evening
umutlu101 (13629) 2012-03-12 14:35
çok güzel bir kare.
netligi de çik iyi uyarlamissin....
PaulVDV (29787) 2012-03-12 22:57
It's amazing how many domes we can see on this picture!
Very beautiful city scape with the boats and the Galata bridge on the foreground.
Excellent clarity and sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
Nicou (145114) 2012-03-13 2:14
fantastique vue et iamge superbe quelle ville avec la mosquée et ce minaret, grandiusoe panorama et iamge superbe.
bravo et amitié
Cricri (121201) 2012-03-13 5:27
Vue vue magnifique de la ville et de cette très belle mosquée depuis la mer, belle lumière, détails et le top avec le vol de l'oiseau, belle image
Waylim (25502) 2012-05-08 14:32
It is easy to see that this image would be among your featured and top 3 photos. The landscape is famous and beuatiful, the beautiful light you got here, with low warm tone. Excellent POV and a lovely composition with just the right amount of water and sky. The one bird flying in is a perfect touch to the scenery.
Really beautiful photo and good note to go with it. I love to see it with my own eyes one day.
gus72 (3719) 2012-10-22 23:04
Hi Emin !!
I absolutely love this building..... and it is so dominant in the Istanbul landscape.... more or less like the Opera House in Sydney.
here you are presenting a fantastic view, nice colours and sharp details in the distance.
Cheers from Australia.
- Copyright: Emin Bingul (ebingul) (1984)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-30
- Categories: Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 55-200mm.f 4-5.6 VR
- Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-12 10:09
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