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Namazgah

The Strolling through Istanbul guidebook pointed out that near the Anadolu Hisar there also is a namazgah, an open air mosque, with a stone mihrab and mimber within a walled plot. People there told me it was still in use. It seems to date from somewhere between 1660 and 1780.

I had never seen a namazgah before, curiously I saw another one only a few months later in Bodrum.

And half a year later it turned out there was one that I'd known for ages, but had never taken for more than a fountain. I put the pictures of that one in this gallery (maybe for the time being).
Istanbul Anadolu Hisar2015 0870.jpg
Istanbul Anadolu Hisar2015 0870.jpg
Istanbul Anadolu Hisar2015 0871.jpg
Istanbul Anadolu Hisar2015 0871.jpg
Istanbul Anadolu Hisar2015 0874.jpg
Istanbul Anadolu Hisar2015 0874.jpg
Istanbul Anadolu Hisar2015 0875.jpg
Istanbul Anadolu Hisar2015 0875.jpg
Istanbul Anadolu Hisar2015 0873.jpg
Istanbul Anadolu Hisar2015 0873.jpg
Istanbul Anadolu Hisar2015 0872.jpg
Istanbul Anadolu Hisar2015 0872.jpg
Istanbul Esma namazgah and fountain december 2015 5265.jpg
Istanbul Esma namazgah and fountain december 2015 5265.jpg
Istanbul Esma namazgah and fountain december 2015 5266.jpg
Istanbul Esma namazgah and fountain december 2015 5266.jpg
Istanbul Esma namazgah and fountain december 2015 5268.jpg
Istanbul Esma namazgah and fountain december 2015 5268.jpg
Istanbul Esma namazgah and fountain december 2015 5269.jpg
Istanbul Esma namazgah and fountain december 2015 5269.jpg
Istanbul Esma namazgah and fountain december 2015 5270.jpg
Istanbul Esma namazgah and fountain december 2015 5270.jpg
Istanbul Esma namazgah and fountain december 2015 5267.jpg
Istanbul Esma namazgah and fountain december 2015 5267.jpg
Istanbul june 2008 0970.jpg
Istanbul june 2008 0970.jpg
Near Esma Sultan Square
Near Esma Sultan Square