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Bolu062007 7508.jpg
21-JUN-2006

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The 'Yıldırım Camii' is also called ‘Ulu Cami’ (Great Mosque) 'Karakadi Camii' (Mosque of the Black Judge) or 'Paşa Camii' (Mosque of the Pasha). Built in 1382, ordered by (the future sultan) Yıldırım Beyazıt, who was governor of the region at that time. The mosque has been restored several times, last after a severe earthquake in 1944. Fortunately, this didn’t alter its original appearance too much. So the original setting of the mosque being built upon a set of shops, has been kept; the shops’ rent provide a permanent income to the ‘vakıf’ which runs the mosque.
A total of 4 times 12 windows provide the square prayer hall with plenty of light.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Vakıf Abideler ve eski Eserler’ II - Vakıflar Genel Müdürlüğü, Ankara 1977.

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