Photographer's Note

Back from a few days vacation in Istanbul ... a truly beautiful city full of photo opportunities! Let me begin with a view of the famous Blue Mosque -Sultanahmet Camii-, thus called because the interior is decorated with the famous tiles of Iznik, mainly blue.
Built facing Hagia Sophia, the mosque was instigated by Sultan Ahmet the first, who intended to demonstrate that Ottoman architects had nothing to envy from their Christian predecessors.
When one stands in the first courtyard at the blue hour (hence the strange title...), I can assure you that the show is breathtaking!

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