Blue Mosque


The Blue Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 under the rule of Sultan Ahmet I.  Istanbul was the capital of the Ottoman Empire from 1453 to 1923.















Some of the blue tiles, for which the Mosque gains its name, can be seen in the ceiling below.





Cappadocia:        Ankara        Hattusa        Ozkonak        Uchisar        Yazilikaya
Istanbul:        Around Town        Blue Mosque        Hagia Sophia        Topkapi Palace
South Coast:        Antalya        Aspendos        Myra & Demre        Perge        Xanthos
South West Inland:        Konya        Aphrodisias        Pamukkale        Sagalassos        Sardis
West Coast:   Izmir    Assos    Didyma    Ephesus    Gallipoli    Miletus    Pergamum    Priene    Troy

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