Saturday, 31 August 2013

The Blue Mosque – Turkey

The Blue Mosque – Turkey

The Blue Mosque
Credit: heydrienne (via Flickr)
This mosque in Istanbul, Turkey is called the Sultan Ahmed Mosque but is popularly known as The Blue Mosque.  It was built during the reign of Ahmed I from 1609 to 1616.   This large mosque has six minarets, one main dome and eight smaller domes.  Part of its beauty is the architecture which combines Byzantine elements with traditional Islamic elements.  It is known as the Blue Mosque due to the blue tiles that are found on the interior.

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