A VISIT TO SULTAN AHMET MOSQUE (THE BLUE MOSQUE) OF ISTANBUL TURKEY.



Behind me is the The Sultan Ahmet Mosque also known as the Blue Mosque which is an historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.  It is said to be more than 500 years old. Built from 1609-161, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. While still used as a Mosque, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque has become a popular tourist attraction.
 

With my shem Kakolwa @ the entrance grounds of the Mosque
Interior of Sultan Ahmed (The Blue) Mosque
Interior lights of the blue mosque Istanbul
Seeing the Sultan Ahmed Mosque from afar, with its ascending system of domes and sky-cutting minarets, is already much of a thrill, but come inside and this initial excitement will instantly melt away giving way to speechless admiration and awe. This combination of spaciousness, wondrous mosaics, dizzying lighting system, and flamboyant stained glass, coupled with the sight of people practicing their faith makes for a totally eye-opening experience that you're bound to be recalling any time you enter another place of worship. Spectacular!
Blue-Mosque-istanbul, Interior


Inside the Mosque
Another view of interior of Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Outside Courtyard, Blue Mosque, Istanbul , Turkey
Blue Mosque River End View – River End View
Sultan Ahmed (Blue) Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Beautiful Turkey, though the weather was so bad atleast I could smile & made the most out of it.
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