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Western façade of Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000.Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. This building complex was commissioned in the 13th century by Ahmet Shah and his wife Melike Turan of the Principality of Mengüçlü. Renowned for its monumental architecture and traditional stone carving decorations of Anatolia, this masterpiece, with its two-domed mosque, hospital and tomb, was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage...
Double-headed eagle motif on west portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. This building complex was commissioned in the 13th century by Ahmet Shah and his wife Melike Turan of the Principality of Mengüçlü. Renowned for its monumental architecture and traditional stone carving decorations of Anatolia, this masterpiece, with its two-domed mosque, hospital and tomb, was...
Detail from west portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. This building complex was commissioned in the 13th century by Ahmet Shah and his wife Melike Turan of the Principality of Mengüçlü. West portal, also called the 'Textile Portal', has vegetal decoration as well as geometric motifs and bird figures.
West portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. This building complex was commissioned in the 13th century by Ahmet Shah and his wife Melike Turan of the Principality of Mengüçlü. The western entrance to the mosque, by which one currently enters, is mostly rectangular with regular patterned relief. In the center is a small round arch set above a wider door.
Detail from north portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. The main entrance to the mosque is on the northern side and is marked by a tall portal which is celebrated for the quality and density of its high-relief stone carving. The north portal of the mosque has particularly imposing and extensively decorated disks.The protruding from the wall rectangular structure of the northern portal dominates the only the eaves and is...
Detail from north portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. The protruding from the wall rectangular structure of the northern portal dominates the only the eaves and is the dominant element of the overall facade design dar. The wreath of life used on the portal on the north facade is noteworthy, as it depicts an imaginary plant world that only existed in the imagination of...
Detail from north portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. The protruding from the wall rectangular structure of the northern portal dominates the only the eaves and is the dominant element of the overall facade design dar. Its contours and inner structure are geometric and partially dimensional dissolved kicking floral ornaments from the surface.
Detail from north portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. The main entrance to the mosque is on the northern side and is marked by a tall portal which is celebrated for the quality and density of its high-relief stone carving. The north portal of the mosque has particularly imposing and extensively decorated disks.The protruding from the wall rectangular structure of the northern portal dominates the only the eaves and is...
North portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. The main entrance to the mosque is on the northern side and is marked by a tall portal which is celebrated for the quality and density of its high-relief stone carving. The north portal of the mosque has particularly imposing and extensively decorated disks.
North portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. The protruding from the wall rectangular structure of the northern portal dominates the only the eaves and is the dominant element of the overall facade design dar. Its contours and inner structure are geometric and partially dimensional dissolved kicking floral ornaments from the surface.
North portal of mosque. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000.The exuberance of the high-relief carving on this portal is evident especially in the garland like arrangement of highly stylized vegetal motifs such as leafs,split palmettes, intersectings tems, and blossoms as well as large medallions in crescent surrounds which join each other to embellish the grand rectangular frame.
Hexagonal dome and minaret of Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. It is one of the best preserved and, in its design and realisation, one of the finest buildings of the Turkish middle ages. The interior, with its 25 openings with five naves running towards the qibla and five naves running perpendicular to this is the finest example of the Anatolian interpretation of the multi-columned Arab mosque typology.
General view of Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Built by the architect Hürrem Shah of Ahlat in 1288. This building complex was commissioned in the 13th century by Ahmet Shah and his wife Melike Turan of the Principality of Mengüçlü. Renowned for its monumental architecture and traditional stone carving decorations of Anatolia, this masterpiece, with its two-domed mosque, hospital and tomb, was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List...
Detail from facade of Gökmedrese.(Gök Medrese, literally Sky Madrasah or Blue Madrasah), aka Sahibiye Medresesi, is a 13th-century madrasa, an Islamic educational institution, in Sivas, Turkey. August 14, 2000. It is an example of the use of marble in thirteenth-century Anatolia. The porch, with the exception of the minarets and their supports, is made of brick completely covered with grey and white marble. The fountain embedded in the wall on the left side of the portal, and the door leading to the...
Detail from portal of Gökmedrese.(Gök Medrese literally Sky Madrasa or Blue Madrasah), aka Sahibiye Medresesi, is a 13th-century madrasa, an Islamic educational institution, in Sivas, Turkey. August 14, 2000. It is an example of the use of marble in thirteenth-century Anatolia.
 Martyrs Lane (Şəhidlər Xiyabanı). Baku, Azerbaijan. 1992.. Dedicated to those killed by the Soviet Army during Black January and later to those killed in Nagorno-Karabakh War.
Portal of Gökmedrese.(Gök Medrese, literally Sky Madrasah or Blue Madrasah), aka Sahibiye Medresesi, is a 13th-century madrasa, an Islamic educational institution, in Sivas, Turkey. August 14, 2000. It is an example of the use of marble in thirteenth-century Anatolia. The porch, with the exception of the minarets and their supports, is made of brick completely covered with grey and white marble. The fountain embedded in the wall on the left side of the portal, and the door leading to the integrated...
View of Gökmedrese.(Gök Medrese,literally Sky Madrasah or Blue Madrasah), aka Sahibiye Medresesi, is a 13th-century madrasa, an Islamic educational institution, in Sivas, Turkey. August 14, 2000. It is an example of the use of marble in thirteenth-century Anatolia.
Side view of Gökmedrese.(Gök Medrese, Sky Madrasah or Blue Madrasah), aka Sahibiye Medresesi, is a 13th-century madrasa, an Islamic educational institution, in Sivas, Turkey. August 14, 2000. It is an example of the use of marble in thirteenth-century Anatolia.
Sahat Kula (Clock Tower) and Minaret of Gazi Husrev Bey (Gazi Husrev Begova) Mosque. Sarajevo, Bosnia. 2011 July 04.
Courtyard of Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2011 June 01.
One of the entrance of Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2011 June 01.
Door detail in the courtyard of Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque). Istanbul, Turkey. 2011 June 01.
Wide angle view of Blue Mosque with two minarets and ablution fountain from courtyard. Istanbul, Turkey. 2011 June 01.

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