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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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
Close view of Mausoleum of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din 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.
Obelisk of Theodosius (Obelisk of Tuthmosis III) and minarets of Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.
Courtyard door detail. Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.
Quranic inscription carved in marble on mosque portal. Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.
Quranic inscription. Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.
Close view of Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.
Door detail. Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.
Courtyard of Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.
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...
Ottoman Cemetery. Veliki Park, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 16.
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.
Ultra high resolution panoramic view of Baltimore from Federal Hill. Maryland. 1906. 172.9" x 28.9" (439cm x 65cm) @ 300dpi.
-THIS PHOTO IS A LITTLE BIT SOFT FOCUS-. Yemeni dagger dance to celebrate coming of Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice). Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 18.
Dagger dance to celebrate coming of Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice). Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 18.
-THIS PHOTO IS A LITTLE BIT SOFT FOCUS-. Yemeni men dance with traditional daggers to celebrate coming of Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice). Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 18.
Street drummers playing to celebrate coming of Eid al-Adha. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 18.
Yemeni youngs wearing daggers (Janbiya). Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 15.

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