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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.
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.
General view of Obelisk of Theodosius (Obelisk of Tuthmosis III) and minarets of Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.
Close view of The Obelisk of Theodosius (Obelisk of Tuthmosis III). Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.
Obelisk of Theodosius (Obelisk of Tuthmosis III). 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.
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.
Whirling dervishes at Yenikapi Mevlevihanesi. Istanbul, Turkey. 2011 December 01.
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.
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.
Cradlle. Topkapi Palace. Istanbul, Turkey. 1993.
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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