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One of the minarets of Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.
Door detail. Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.
Door handle. Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.
Courtyard of Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.
Halilu'r Rahman Mosque. Urfa, Turkey. 2012 April 21.
View of the courtyard of Halilu'r Rahman Mosque and the Pool of Abraham (Balikli Göl). Urfa, Turkey. 2012 April 21.
Courtyard of Halilu'r Rahman Mosque from Pool of Abraham (Balikli Göl). Urfa, Turkey. 2012 April 21.
Courtyard of Halilu'r Rahman Mosque and Pool of Abraham (Balikli Göl). Urfa, Turkey. 2012 April 21. The legendary Pool of Abraham (Balıklıgöl) where Abraham was thrown into the fire by Nimrod. The pool is in the courtyard of the Halilu'r Rahman Mosque, built by the Ayyubids in 1211.
Halilu'r Rahman Mosque and the Pool of Abraham (Balikli Göl). Urfa, Turkey. 2012 April 21. The legendary Pool of Abraham (Balıklıgöl) where Abraham was thrown into the fire by Nimrod. 
The pool is in the courtyard of the Halilu'r Rahman Mosque, built by the Ayyubids in 1211.
General view of the Pool of Abraham (Balikli Göl) and Halilu'r Rahman Mosque. Urfa, Turkey. 2012 April 21. The legendary Pool of Abraham (Balıklıgöl) where Abraham was thrown into the fire by Nimrod. 
The pool is in the courtyard of the Halilu'r Rahman Mosque, built by the Ayyubids in 1211.
Whirling dervishes at Yenikapi Mevlevihanesi. Istanbul, Turkey. 2011 December 01.
Emperor's Mosque (Careva Džamija, Hünkâr Camii). Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 16. Careva Džamija (Hünkâr Camii) is an important landmark in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, being the first mosque to be built in 1457 after the Ottoman conquest of Bosnia. It is the largest single-subdome mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in the classical Ottoman style of the era. It was built by one Isaković-Hranušić who dedicated it to the Sultan, Mehmed the Conqueror, the conqueror of...
Star and crescent carved on a mosque's ablution fountain. Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 06. The star and crescent symbol only became associated with Islam in the mid-20th century, following its use in the national flags of various successor states of the Ottoman Empire.
Minaret of Emperor's Mosque (Careva Džamija, Hünkâr Camii). Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 16. Careva Džamija (Hünkâr Camii) is an important landmark in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, being the first mosque to be built in 1457 after the Ottoman conquest of Bosnia. It is the largest single-subdome mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in the classical Ottoman style of the era. It was built by one Isaković-Hranušić who dedicated it to the Sultan, Mehmed the Conqueror, the conqueror...
The German Fountain (Alman Çeşmesi) (Deutscher Brunnen) is a gazebo styled fountain in the northern end of old hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square), Istanbul, Turkey.  It was constructed to commemorate the second anniversary of German Emperor Wilhelm II's visit to Istanbul in 1898. It was built in Germany, then transported piece by piece and assembled in its current site in 1900.
Market stall. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 14.
Market place in front of old houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 14.
A market scene in Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 14.
Multi-storey houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17.
Traditional houses decorated with geometric patterns of fired bricks and white gypsum. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The walled city of Sana'a is one of the best preserved old cities in the world today. Within its partially preserved wall, Sana'a is an outstanding example of a homogeneous architectural ensemble whose design and detail illustrate an organization of space characteristic of the early centuries of Islam which has been respected over time.
Traditional multi-storey houses in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. 2005 January 17. Sana'a has a distinctive visual character due to its unique architectural characteristics, most notably expressed in its multi-storey buildings decorated with geometric patterns.
Traditional old houses. Sana’a, Yemen. 2005 January 17.
Typical tower houses in old Sana’a. Yemen. 2005 January 17.
The narrow streets in Sana'a, lined with centuries-old buildings. Yemen. 2005 January 14. Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, is the oldest inhabited place in the world. This charming city is located in a mountain valley and recognized as “the most authentic and significant examples of the extraordinary urban civilization.”
Traditional houses of Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17.
Gingerbread houses of Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17.
Unique architectural characteristics of traditional houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The houses are constructed with ashlar masonry, a type of stonework construction that involves rectangular blocks of stones. Each house is beautifully adorned with white friezes made from gypsum plaster that is applied around windows, doors, and other facades most resembling gingerbread houses.
Multi-storey buildings decorated with geometric patterns. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 16. Multi-storied buildings represent an outstanding response to defensive needs in providing spacious living quarters for the maximum number of residents within defensible city walls.
Typical multi-storey house. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. Traditional houses in Sana'a rise to as many as nine stories. The lower levels are usually built of stone, and the upper ones of lighter brick. The windows are outlined in white gypsum and have fan lights of alabaster or coloured glass held in gypsum tracery.
Multi-storey house. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The houses in the old city are of relatively recent construction and have a traditional structure and date back to more than 400 years,
Extraordinary artistic and pictorial quality of Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The houses are constructed with ashlar masonry, a type of stonework construction that involves rectangular blocks of stones. Each house is beautifully adorned with white friezes made from gypsum plaster that is applied around windows, doors, and other facades most resembling gingerbread houses.
The minarets of ancient mosques still call Muslims to prayer. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The gingerbread houses of Old Sana’a and the large gate of Bab al Yemen are extraordinary sites to see. The minarets of ancient mosques still call Muslims to prayer even at odd hours of the early mornings, afternoons, and sundown. The small alleyways lined with stones leading to the souq still fill the air with scents of sweet spices. So much of this magnificent city and its ways are palpable today as they...
Minaret and traditional old houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17.
Traditional architecture in the old city of Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The minarets of ancient mosques still call Muslims to prayer even at odd hours of the early mornings, afternoons, and sundown.
One of the world's oldest cities, and its rich history reveals itself throughout the narrow streets lined with centuries-old buildings. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 16.
The most authentic and significant examples of the extraordinary urban civilization. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of 2,200 m, Sana’a has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years. The ochre of the buildings blends into the bistre-colored earth of the nearby mountains. Within the city, minarets pierce the skyline and spacious green bustans (gardens) are scattered between the densely packed houses, mosques, bath buildings and caravanserais.
Old minaret and traditional multi-storey houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The houses and public buildings of Sana'a, which have become vulnerable as a result of contemporary social changes, are an outstanding example of a traditional, Islamic human settlement.
Old multi-storey houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The buildings demonstrate exceptional craftsmanship in the use of local materials and techniques.
Outstanding example of a homogeneous architectural ensemble. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. As an outstanding example of a homogeneous architectural ensemble reflecting the spatial characteristics of the early years of Islam, the city in its landscape has an extraordinary artistic and pictorial quality.
The gingerbread houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The stone-built ground floor houses provisions and livestock. A staircase leads to the upper floors which normally comprise, successively, a large common room, which served as a meeting room for business affairs; the divan, used exclusively for festivities and family gatherings; smaller, private living quarters; and, last, on the top floor, the mafraj, a room where men meet in the afternoon. Large windows line three walls of the room forming a...
Multi-storey buildings decorated with geometric patterns. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The lower levels are usually built of stone, and the upper ones of lighter brick. The windows are outlined in white gypsum and have fan lights of alabaster or coloured glass held in gypsum tracery.
Tower houses and mosque minaret in old Sana'a. Yemen. 2005 January 17. Old Sana'a is a unique jewel of Arab Muslim architecture and urbanism.
Mosques and multi-storey houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. Sana'a has resisted modernization and retained its historic charm. There are over 14,000 tower houses in Sana'a.
View of Sana'a cityscape. Yemen. 2005 January 17. Within its partially preserved wall, Sana'a is an outstanding example of a homogeneous architectural ensemble whose design and detail illustrate an organization of space characteristic of the early centuries of Islam which has been respected over time.
Traditional houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The only differentiating feature of these tower-like houses is the size and number of floors (there may be as many as nine), and the quality of the ornamental and painted decoration of the windows, friezes and coping.
Multi-storey stone houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The city is characterized by storied houses, described as high rises as each house is built with five to nine stories.
The oldest inhabited place in the world. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The city is ancient, having been inhabited for more than 2,500 years, and has a rich religious heritage with 103 mosques and over 6,000 houses built before the 11th century.
Muqarnas from the entrance of Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 10.
The ablution fountain. Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 12.
Ablution fountain. Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 12.

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