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Istanbul from Süleymaniye towards Yeni or New Mosque

Istanbul from Süleymaniye towards Yeni or New Mosque

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From the gardens of the Süleymaniye complex this picture shows part of the greater complex surrounding the mosque (the cupola's), further on is another mosque, the Yeni or New Mosque. And then the Bosporus and the other - Asian - shore.

On the Horn side of the complex, the two medrese (colleges) are not raised on the platform where the mosque stands, but descend the hillside in a series of steps so as to avoid masking the mosque and mausoleum of the sultan.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Islamic Architecture: Ottoman Turkey’ (Godfrey Goodwin) – London 1977 .


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Guest 01-Sep-2007 01:08
Wow! What a beautiful view. Nice shot!
ilterk 27-Mar-2006 23:22
Hoi,jij bent een great man...ik zit nu op mijn computer meer dan 2 uur,ik vind alles f mooi...Dank je wel grotjes I.Van Iersel