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Dick Osseman | all galleries >> Istanbul pictures Start page >> Istanbul Mosques - Camiler >> Non-Sinan mosques Başka Camiler >> Ayazma Mosque in Üsküdar > Uskudar 0538.jpg
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Uskudar 0538.jpg
12-MAR-2006

Uskudar 0538.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.

On the picture: The calligraphic inscription above the northern entrance to the complex. Late-Ottoman, from 1760. Behind this gatehouse lie the mosque’s gardens, which house numerous graves.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: ‘Türkiye Tarihi Yerler Kılavuzu’ – M.Orhan Bayrak, Inkılâp Kitabevi, Istanbul, 1994 .

Nikon D2x
1/90s f/8.0 at 18.0mm iso100 full exif

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