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Dick Osseman | profile | all galleries >> Istanbul >> Regions - Bölgeler >> North of the Golden Horn >> Mosques in this region >> Ortaköy mosque tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

Ortaköy mosque

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I must have many more pictures of this mosque, built in 1854 on the site of an earlier mosque by Sultan Abdül Mecit, by architect Nikogos Balyan, who also built the Dolmabahce palace. I vividly remember taking them. For the time being I can only show some shots from the Bosporus, passing by.

The Balyan family (Armenian: Պալեաններ) was a Armenian dynasty of famous Ottoman Imperial architects. For five generations in the 18th and 19th centuries, they designed and constructed numerous major buildings, including palaces, kiosks, mosques, churches, and various public buildings, mostly in Constantinople, present-day Istanbul. The nine well-known members of the family served six sultans in the course of almost a century and were responsible for the westernization of the architecture of the then-capital.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: Wikipedia.
Istanbul Ortaköy Mosque along Bosporus 2003 12 10
Istanbul Ortaköy Mosque along Bosporus 2003 12 10
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