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Dick Osseman | profile | all galleries >> Istanbul pictures Start page >> Istanbul Mosques >> Nurosmaniye mosque tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

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Nurosmaniye mosque

The Nurosmaniye mosque was built by a Greek architect, Simon, who in the opinion of Strolling Through Istanbul (Redhouse, 1989) produced "a failure, but a charming one". I fell for its spell ages ago, not the least because crossing its awkwardly formed "court" from the Covered Market side to the exit at the other side provides a short moment of rest in the busy city. If you want some more rest, the mosque is spacious and quiet. The mosque was begun by Sultan Mahmut I in 1748 and finished by his brother and successor, Osman III in 1755. Nur is "sacred light", so "Osman's Sacred Light". Strangely I always find it a bit dark inside.

I have several pictures waiting here and there, to start only a few from the complex, mainly of the outside.
Nurosmaniye Kulliye shops
Nurosmaniye Kulliye shops
Nurosmaniye Kulliye shops
Nurosmaniye Kulliye shops
Nurosmaniye Kulliye entrance to mosque area
Nurosmaniye Kulliye entrance to mosque area
Nurosmaniye Kulliye shops corner
Nurosmaniye Kulliye shops corner
Nurosmaniye Kulliye shops
Nurosmaniye Kulliye shops
Nurosmaniye at exit to Covered Bazar
Nurosmaniye at exit to Covered Bazar
Nurosmaniye interior
Nurosmaniye interior