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Istanbul june 2008 1398.jpg

Istanbul june 2008 1398.jpg

In June 2008 I finally entered Istanbul University, not for study purposes, but just to see the buildings and garden. What I had not expected was that from the back of the area one has a marvelous view of the Süleymaniye Mosque. It was under restoration, I tried to keep out scaffolding as much as possible. These shots by necessity – being taken from one vantage point – do not show the whole complex, but they give some detailed views of the dome-structure of the mosque itself and some parts of the külliye, the ensemble of buildings that always surrounded a big mosque, like some tombs, soup kitchen, a hospital, a Koran school.

Nikon D3
1/640s f/8.0 at 200.0mm iso320 full exif

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