The Beautiful Blue Mosque from Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

HDR photograph of one of the most amazing mosque in Turkey.

The Blue Mosque was built in year 1603-17, it is the masterwork of Ottoman architect. The Blue Mosque has six minarets and a great cascade of domes, the mosque is a worthy sibling to Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia) just a few minutes’ stroll to the north.

Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox church, later turned into a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was then opened as a museum.

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    February 6, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Fascinating and a fantastic places .. And quality photos from Sultanahmet .. Oldies but goldies

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