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Istanbul june 2009 2448.jpg
26-JUN-2009

Istanbul june 2009 2448.jpg

All these pictures are from the monumental grave chamber of Eyüp, which is covered with Iznik tiles of the best quality. The grave proper is in a room that one can look into through elaborate grating. In the room where the believers gather there is a showcase with what must be a footprint of the prophet, I distinctly think it used to be in the Topkapı museum. Here it is much more in its proper place.

For all I know the piece of stone in the centre foreground is venerated as a footprint of the Prophet.

Nikon D3
1/40s f/5.0 at 70.0mm iso2000 full exif

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