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Uskudar 0519.jpg
12-MAR-2006

Uskudar 0519.jpg

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The mosque is the Ayazma Mosque, built 1760 by Sultan Mustafa III and dedicated to his mother. It is in a baroque style, and has some great ornaments that I did not hesitate to take pictures of. Also, it has several "houses" on its walls, meant for pigeons.

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Došan Konuk 18-Oct-2007 12:19
Yes this small houses built for birds. For pigeons, for house sparrows.
You can see a lot of samples, in traditional Ottoman architecture.
Even you can see on front of some wooden houses.
How can be say "barbarian Turks" for a nation that built all this.