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Big bronze April bowl at Tomb of Rumi. Konya, Turkey. 2014 November 05.
Tomb of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi, flanked by that of his son Sultan Veled and covered in velvet shrouds heavy with gold embroidery. Konya, Turkey. 2014 November 05.
Tomb of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi, flanked by that of his son Sultan Veled and covered in velvet shrouds heavy with gold embroidery. Konya, Turkey. 2014 November 05.
Tomb of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi, flanked by that of his son Sultan Veled and covered in velvet shrouds heavy with gold embroidery. Konya, Turkey. 2014 November 05.
Close view of Tomb of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi, flanked by that of his son Sultan Veled and covered in velvet shrouds heavy with gold embroidery. Konya, Turkey. 2014 November 05.
Interior view of Mevlana Dergahi and Tomb of Rumi. Konya, Turkey. 2014 November 05.
Tomb of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi, flanked by that of his son Sultan Veled and covered in velvet shrouds heavy with gold embroidery. Embroidered walls with calligraphy and kaleidoscope of beautifully executed arabesques ceilings.
Tomb of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi, flanked by that of his son Sultan Veled and covered in velvet shrouds heavy with gold embroidery. Konya, Turkey. 2014 November 05.
Tomb of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi, flanked by that of his son Sultan Veled and covered in velvet shrouds heavy with gold embroidery. Embroidered walls with calligraphy and kaleidoscope of beautifully executed arabesques ceilings.
Tomb of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi, flanked by that of his son Sultan Veled and covered in velvet shrouds heavy with gold embroidery. Embroidered walls with calligraphy and kaleidoscope of beautifully executed arabesques ceilings.
Tomb of Rumi covered in vastly embroidered cloth of gold. Konya, Turkey. 2014 November 05.
Tomb of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi, flanked by that of his son Sultan Veled and covered in velvet shrouds heavy with gold embroidery. Konya, Turkey. 2014 November 05.
Tomb of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi, flanked by that of his son Sultan Veled and covered in velvet shrouds heavy with gold embroidery. Konya, Turkey. 2014 November 05.
Located at the east end of Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii), at a high point in the apse, it depicts Virgin Mary sitting on a backless throne decorated with jewels, and holding child Christ on her lap. On 29 March 867, patriarch Photius inaugurated the mosaic.
The Mihrab of the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) renovated in the 19th century is a marble example having a polygonal alcove decorated with a decorative figure of the sun and stars covered by a half-domed mesh. Plenty of gilts are used in the mihrab encircled by a wide border decorated with acanthus leafs with convoluted branches and it has an imposing cap stone.
Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) is a former Christian patriarchal basilica(church), later an imperial mosque. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as a Greek Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. In 1453, Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks under Sultan Mehmed II, who ordered this main church of Orthodox Christianity converted into a...
Minbar is at right hand side of the mihrab in Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) and build in the period of Sultan Murad III. It is one of the best marble workmanship of 16th century Ottoman era.
The Mihrab of the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) renovated in the 19th century is a marble example having a polygonal alcove decorated with a decorative figure of the sun and stars covered by a half-domed mesh. Plenty of gilts are used in the mihrab encircled by a wide border decorated with acanthus leafs with convoluted branches and it has an imposing cap stone.
In the centre of the quarter dome is the figure of Virgin Mary (Theotokos) seated on a throne with jewelled cushions, holding baby Jesus. This mosaic is significant as it is the first figured mosaic created following the iconoclasm period of Hagia Sophia. The mosaic dates back to the 9th century.
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Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) is a former Christian patriarchal basilica(church), later an imperial mosque. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as a Greek Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. In 1453, Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks under Sultan Mehmed II, who ordered this main church of Orthodox Christianity converted into a...
The great rounded calligraphic panes on the walls of the main place had been written by Kazasker Mustafa Izzet Efendi who was one of the famous calligraphers during the repairs between 1847 and 1849 of Sultan Abdülmecid period (1839-1861). Rounded calligraphic panes with 7.5 meters of diameter are written by gilt on green background made of hemp. There are 8 of these panes containing the names of Allah, Muhammad, and the four caliphs, namely Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali as well as the grandsons of...
Mahmud I who reigned between 1730- 1754, gave strong interest in Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii). He ordered repairs, and also he added a library, a fountain, a kitchen to serve food for poor and a school for children to Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii). One of the most significant annexes to the structure is the library built by Sultan Mahmud I at 1739 between the two buttresses on the south of the structure. The library is located on the first floor of Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) at the southern aisle.
Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) is a former Christian patriarchal basilica(church), later an imperial mosque. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as a Greek Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire.
Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) is a former Christian patriarchal basilica(church), later an imperial mosque. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as a Greek Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. In 1453, Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks under Sultan Mehmed II, who ordered this main church of Orthodox Christianity converted into a...
Apse mosaic of the Virgin and Child. In the centre of the quarter dome is the figure of Virgin Mary (Theotokos) seated on a throne with jewelled cushions, holding baby Jesus . This mosaic is significant as it is the first figured mosaic created following the iconoclasm period of Hagia Sophia. The mosaic dates back to the 9th century.
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The Mihrab of the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) renovated in the 19th century is a marble example having a polygonal alcove decorated with a decorative figure of the sun and stars covered by a half-domed mesh. Plenty of gilts are used in the mihrab encircled by a wide border decorated with acanthus leafs with convoluted branches and it has an imposing cap stone.
The great rounded calligraphic panes on the walls of the main place had been written by Kazasker Mustafa Izzet Efendi who was one of the famous calligraphers during the repairs between 1847 and 1849 of Sultan Abdülmecid period (1839-1861). Rounded calligraphic panes with 7.5 meters of diameter are written by gilt on green background made of hemp. There are 8 of these panes containing the names of Allah, Muhammad, and the four caliphs, namely Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali as well as the grandsons of...
The great rounded calligraphic panes on the walls of the main place had been written by Kazasker Mustafa Izzet Efendi who was one of the famous calligraphers during the repairs between 1847 and 1849 of Sultan Abdülmecid period (1839-1861). Rounded calligraphic panes with 7.5 meters of diameter are written by gilt on green background made of hemp. There are 8 of these panes containing the names of Allah, Muhammad, and the four caliphs, namely Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali as well as the grandsons of...
Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) is a former Christian patriarchal basilica(church), later an imperial mosque. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as a Greek Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire.
The great rounded calligraphic panes on the walls of the main place had been written by Kazasker Mustafa Izzet Efendi who was one of the famous calligraphers during the repairs between 1847 and 1849 of Sultan Abdülmecid period (1839-1861). Rounded calligraphic panes with 7.5 meters of diameter are written by gilt on green background made of hemp. There are 8 of these panes containing the names of Allah, Muhammad, and the four caliphs, namely Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali as well as the grandsons of...
The great rounded calligraphic panes on the walls of the main place had been written by Kazasker Mustafa Izzet Efendi who was one of the famous calligraphers during the repairs between 1847 and 1849 of Sultan Abdülmecid period (1839-1861). Rounded calligraphic panes with 7.5 meters of diameter are written by gilt on green background made of hemp. There are 8 of these panes containing the names of Allah, Muhammad, and the four caliphs, namely Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali as well as the grandsons of...
The great rounded calligraphic panes on the walls of the main place had been written by Kazasker Mustafa Izzet Efendi who was one of the famous calligraphers during the repairs between 1847 and 1849 of Sultan Abdülmecid period (1839-1861). Rounded calligraphic panes with 7.5 meters of diameter are written by gilt on green background made of hemp. There are 8 of these panes containing the names of Allah, Muhammad, and the four caliphs, namely Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali as well as the grandsons of...
A corridor in Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii). Istanbul, Turkey. 2014 June 03.
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View of the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii, Sultanahmet Mosque) between domes of the tombs. Istanbul, Turkey. 2014 June 03.
Tomb of Rumi. Konya, Turkey. 2013 December 08.
Tomb of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi. Konya, Turkey. 2013 December 08.
Close view of Mausoleum of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi. Konya, Turkey. 2013 December 08.
Mausoleum of Rumi. Konya, Turkey. 2013 December 08.
Mausoleum of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi. Konya, Turkey. 2013 December 08.
Detail from entrance to Tomb of Rumi (Mevlana Museum). Konya, Turkey. 2013 December 08.
Tomb of Rumi and Konya Selimiye Mosque. Konya, Turkey. 2013 December 08.
Shams Tabrizi Mausoleum. Konya, Turkey. 2013 December 08.
Whirling dervishes during Mevlevi Sema Ceremony at Bahariye Mevlevihanesi. Istanbul, Turkey. 2013 December 04.
Young whirling dervishes during sema ceremony at Bahariye Mevlevihanesi. Istanbul, Turkey. 2013 December 04.
Whirling dervishes during sema ceremony at Bahariye Mevlevihanesi. Istanbul, Turkey. 2013 December 04.
Whirling dervishes at Bahariye Mevlevihanesi. Istanbul, Turkey. 2013 December 04.
Whirling dervishes at Bahariye Mevlevihanesi. Istanbul, Turkey. 2013 December 04.
Dervishes. Yenikapi Mevlevihanesi. 2012 September 05.
Whirling Dervishes. Yenikapi Mevlevihanesi. 2012 September 05.
Obelisk of Theodosius (Obelisk of Tuthmosis III) and minarets of Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.

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