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Dusk, Blue Mosque, Istanbul
12-MAR-2007 Jyothi Karthik Raja

Dusk, Blue Mosque, Istanbul

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This is the Sultanahmet Camii or the Blue Mosque. This was one of the highlights of our trip to Turkey. The most amazing thing that struck me was that Turkey with 99% Muslim population is still a secular state. It owes that to its history, but still. What that means for a tourist is that you are allowed into every mosque, even the most functional of ones. This was a quite a cultural experience for us and we enjoyed it a lot.

Istanbul is also unique since the clash of Europe and Asia is so clear. We got to do a lot of things squeezed into 5 days, and we tried to not only see as much as we can but also eat as much as we could. Ottoman cuisine is tasty. And the sweets!!! yummy!

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Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel
1s f/5.6 at 22.0mm iso200 full exif

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Milan Vogrin17-Dec-2009 19:59
Very nice!
Yiannis Pavlis12-Jan-2008 04:55
Very nice perspective and wonderful presentation..
Bahadir Ocal 05-Jul-2007 12:16
No need for any comment. Congratulations! (Come back again! :D)
oz_ranger21-Jun-2007 20:45
Simply awesome!
Priya Shailesh21-Mar-2007 03:27
Very nice shot, love the colors.
René Gysi18-Mar-2007 09:01
Beautiful night picture.
papajim17-Mar-2007 22:34
Perfect time, equally fine photo.
Guest 17-Mar-2007 14:35
The purple and light blue sky makes the picture look really good.
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