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Courtyard of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. 2004 December 05.
Qasr al-Nil Bridge and Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel from Gezira Island. 2005 May 01.
General view of Damascus and Umayyad Mosque. Syria. 2005 June 04.
General view of Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Minaret of Qaitbay of Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Minaret of Qaitbay. Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Close view of Minaret of Qaitbay. Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Detail from Minaret of Qaitbay. Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Courtyard and Minaret of the Bride. Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Courtyard and Minaret of the Bride of Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Minaret of the Bride. Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Close view of the Minaret of the Bride. Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Southern façade of the Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Southern façade and ablution fountain of the Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Central section of the southern façade of the Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Central section of Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Upper section of the southern façade of the Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
8th Century mosaics in the Umayyad Mosque show architecture and plants. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Detail of the mosaics on the southern façade of Umayyad Mosque show architecture and plants. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
View of windows and mosaics on the southern façade of Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Detail of the southern façade of Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Windows of the southern façade of Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Ancient Roman Theatre. Bosra, Syria. 2005 June 07.
View of ancient Roman theater. Bosra, Syria. 2005 June 07.
Monastery of Bahira. Bosra, Syria. 2005 June 07.
Tomb of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi and Sufi Lodge. Konya, Turkey. 2010.
Tomb of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi (Mevlana Museum). Konya, Turkey. 2010.
Tomb of Rumi (Mausoleum of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi). Konya, Turkey. 2010.
House in Sirince village. Izmir, Turkey. 2003. Sirince with its historical unique architecture is a well protected village, 8 km from Selçuk district of İzmir Province in Turkey.Old maps show the village's name variously as Kyrkindje, Kirkindsche, Kirkidje, Kirkica, Kirkinca which may date from these monastic settlements, but the village is more well-known name before Sirince was actually Cirkince. The oldest international travel reports of the village date back to Edmund D. Chishull, who toured...
A street in Sirince village. Izmir, Turkey. 2003.. Sirince with its historical unique architecture is a well protected village, 8 km from Selçuk district of İzmir Province in Turkey. Old maps show the village's name variously as Kyrkindje, Kirkindsche, Kirkidje, Kirkica, Kirkinca which may date from these monastic settlements, but the village is more well-known name before Sirince was actually Cirkince.
Houses of Sirince village. Izmir, Turkey. 2003. Sirince with its historical unique architecture is a well protected village, 8 km from Selçuk district of İzmir Province in Turkey. Settlement Sirince once had 1,800 houses; today only about 200 are standing, mostly on the village's southern and western slopes. If you climb away from the village to the east, then look back over the southern slope, you can recognize where its houses used to stand. But many of the farmhouses, monasteries, and churches in...
Abandoned house in Sirince village. Izmir, Turkey. 2003. Sirince with its historical unique architecture is a well protected village, 8 km from Selçuk district of Izmir Province in Turkey. The first settlement of the village now known as Sirince probably occurred after the collapse of Ephesus, when a small group of people left the city and moved to the mountains.The oldest international travel reports of the village date back to Edmund D. Chishull, who toured Anatolia between September 1698 and February...
An abandoned house in Sirince village. Izmir, Turkey. 2003. Old maps show the village's name variously as Kyrkindje, Kirkindsche, Kirkidje, Kirkica, Kirkinca which may date from these monastic settlements, but the village is more well-known name before Sirince was actually Cirkince. The origin of this name is not known for certain, but it is rumored that it was chosen more than 600 years ago to conceal the village's existence and attractiveness from people who lived in the valley below.
Ruins of Hierapolis. Denizli, Turkey. 2013.
Sunset behind minarets of Hagia Sophia (St. Sophia, Ayasofya Mosque, Cami-i Kebir) and Beyazit Tower in Bosphorus. Istanbul, Turkey. 2002.
Hagia Sophia (St. Sophia, Ayasofya Camii, Cami-i Kebir). Istanbul, Turkey. 2004.
Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii). Istanbul, Turkey. 2004.
Close view of The Obelisk of Theodosius (Obelisk of Tuthmosis III). Istanbul, Turkey. 2004. The Obelisk of Theodosius is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Thutmose III re-erected in the At Meydanı (Hippodrome) of Istanbul, Turkey by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in the 4th century AD.
Close view of The Obelisk of Theodosius (Obelisk of Tuthmosis III). Istanbul, Turkey. 2004. The Obelisk of Theodosius is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Thutmose III re-erected in the At Meydanı (Hippodrome) of Istanbul, Turkey by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in the 4th century AD.
Fountains and pools, interior of hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. The hospital is a two-story building with a central courtyard surrounded by porticoes, and designed as a hospital where cures included the soothing sound of flowing water from the fountains. In terms of architecture, pool is an element which relaxes patients psychologically and offers mental treatment with the sound produced by the movements of water in...
Hospital interior. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Together with the two lateral smaller Iwanen in the north and the south and the vestibule creates a cross-shaped ground plan. The semi-circular side wall of the fields are filled with Ostiwans formed from depressions fan shapes. Larger rooms in the outer corners and smaller on both sides of the Ivane complete on the long sides the plan. They are to enter through doors all of the...
Interior of hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası).. Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. The small entrance door leads through a vestibule, from which extend two lateral side rooms, in an approximately 13 × 14.5 meters large hall, which is lit up like the mosque in the center through the window of a high tambour. According to the plan of a Persian four- Ivan - building is located opposite the entrance on the east side, a wide open space ( Ivan ) with a ribbed vault,...
Motif on hospital portal. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000.
Motif in the decoration of the hospital portal. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Both the geometric and the vegetal motifs in the decoration of the north portal of the mosque find their counterparts in the decoration of the hospital portal on the western façade. However, these elements are used far more sparingly on the hospital portal which is especially remarkable for the seemingly gothicizing profile of its grand projecting arch,...
Detail on portal of hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000.
Portal detail of hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000.
Foundation inscription of the hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. The three-line foundation inscription of the hospital is located just below the mullion window:  "The just queen, in need of God Almighty’s pardon, Turan Malik, daughter of the fortunate king Fakhr ad-din Bahramshah, ordered the building of this blessed house of healing, longing for God Almighty’s benevolence. May God accept it, Amen. In...
Detail from portal of hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. A highly decorated mullion window above the entrance forms the visual focus of the entire composition. There are circular moldings, one representing the sun and one the moon.
Detail of hospital portal. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Hospital adjoining the mosque is the architecturally best planned, best designed, best constructed and best preserved example of a medieval Turkish hospital. These medieval hospitals were planned in accordance with the traditional madrasah plan. Some are roofed, other are open with central courtyards. These hospitals were run on quite different lines from modern hospitals.
Close-up view of hospital portal. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Not as densely decorated as the north portal of the mosque, the hospital portal nonetheless displays motifs executed in similarly high-relief carving. These include stylized vegetal motifs, large projecting medallions in crescent surrounds filled with star motifs as well as a pair of stylized plant forms surmounted by human heads (with their facial features mutilated...

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