Photographer's Note

This is the 6th view from my trip to Turkey.

The building on this picture is imperial Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I and it is called the Blue Mosque because of its interior tiles, mostly on the upper level and difficult to see unless you're right up there with them. It`s one of the most prominent landmarks of the city. The process of building took a couple of years and in 1616 the whole complex was completed.

It is located just opposite of the splendid Church of Hagia Sophia (my previous post) as it is trying to compete with it. The Blue Mosque was suppose to be the greatest masterpiece of Ottoman and Islamic architects whose wanted to demonstrate that they could rival anything their Christian predecessors had created.

Just as near Hagia Sophia one can sit here as well and relax admiring two the biggest and the most unique landmarks in the whole country.

Taken with 10d, wide-angle lens and tripod.

I`m posting the night version again. The mosque looks more impressive for me during the night when due to all the lights it looks so much different than in the day.

Hope you like it!

More views from Turkey in my travelogue: The Best of Turkey.
Thanks for visiting.

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Additional Photos by Patryk Moriak (patriik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 10 N: 360] (1935)
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