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Islamic calligraphy on large pishtaq. Taj Mahal. Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. May 2006.
Base, dome and minaret of Taj Mahal. Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. May 2006.
View of the Taj Mahal. Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. May 2006.
Main iwan and side pishtaqs of Taj Mahal. Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. May 2006.
One of the minarets of Taj Mahal. Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. May 2006.
View of the Taj Mahal from southern side. Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. May 2006.
View of Taj Mahal from southern side. Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. May 2006.
Ottoman stone bridge over the Neretva River. Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2015 May 07. Konjic is located in northern Herzegovina, around 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Sarajevo. The stone bridge in Konjic was built in 1682-83. The bridge was a masterpiece of seventeenth-century Ottoman architecture and one of the finest monuments of it’s kind in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On 3rd March 1945, the stone bridge was destroyed by the German troops. The reconstuction of the bridge began in 2004., financed...
View of Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque) on a snowy day. Istanbul, Turkey. 2015 January 08.
The Yeni Cami, meaning New Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Eminönü quarter of Istanbul, Turkey. It is situated on the Golden Horn, at the southern end of the Galata Bridge, and is one of the famous architectural landmarks of Istanbul.
The Yeni Cami, meaning New Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Eminönü quarter of Istanbul, Turkey. It is situated on the Golden Horn, at the southern end of the Galata Bridge, and is one of the famous architectural landmarks of Istanbul.
Exterior view of Tomb of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi. Konya, Turkey. 2014 November 05.
Exterior view of Tomb of Rumi. Konya, Turkey. 2014 November 05.
View of Mevlana Dergahi and Tomb of Rumi. Konya, Turkey. 2014 November 05.
Big bronze April bowl at Tomb of Rumi. Konya, Turkey. 2014 November 05.
Close view of 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.
Located at the east end of Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii), at a high point in the apse, it depicts Virgin Mary sitting on a backless throne decorated with jewels, and holding child Christ on her lap. On 29 March 867, patriarch Photius inaugurated the mosaic.
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 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...
Tomb of Rumi. Konya, Turkey. 2013 December 08.
Tomb of Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi. Konya, Turkey. 2013 December 08.
Mausoleum of Rumi. Konya, Turkey. 2013 December 08.
Dervishes. Yenikapi Mevlevihanesi. 2012 September 05.
Whirling Dervishes. Yenikapi Mevlevihanesi. 2012 September 05.
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.
One of the minarets of Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.
Door handle. 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.
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.
Young drummers playing to celebrate coming of Eid al-Adha. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 18.
Market stall. 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.
Street scene in Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 16.
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.”
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.
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.
The ablution fountain. Gazi Husrev-begova Mosque. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 12.
Clock Tower (Sahat Kula)of Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque. Sarajevo, Bosnia. 2011 July 21.
Close view of Sacred Heart Cathedral. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 22. It is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The building is in the Neo-Gothic style, with Romanesque Revival elements; architect Josip Vancaš modeled it after the Notre-Dame de Paris. Work began on 25 August 1884, and was completed in August 1889.
Sacred Heart Cathedral (Katedrala Srca Isusova). Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 22. It is the largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The building is in the Neo-Gothic style, with Romanesque Revival elements; architect Josip Vancaš modeled it after the Notre-Dame de Paris. Work began on 25 August 1884, and was completed in August 1889.
Šeher-Ćehaja Bridge and Mosque of Vekil Harč (Hadžijska Džamija). Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 16. Šeher-Ćehaja Bridge (Šeher-Ćehajina ćuprija) is a bridge which crosses the River Miljacka in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the Ottoman rule, 13 bridges were built in Sarajevo. One of the most impressive ones is Šeher Ćehaja Bridge. It was built in 1585/1586.
Inscription kiosk. Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge. Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20. Mehmed Paša Sokolovic Bridge is a historic bridge in Višegrad, over the Drina River in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. 
Construction of the bridge took place between 1571 and 1577.
A Martyr's tombstone. Martyrs' Memorial Cemetery Kovači. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 10. The Siege of Sarajevo was the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. Sarajevo was besieged from 5 April 1992 to 29 February 1996. A total of 13,952 people were killed during the siege. The siege lasted three times longer than the Battle of Stalingrad and more than a year longer than the Siege of Leningrad.
The eternal flame (Vječna  Vatra). Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 12. The eternal flame (Vječna Vatra) is a memorial to the military and civilian victims of the Second World War in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The memorial is located in the center of Sarajevo at the corner the Marshall Tito street and the main Sarajevo pedestrian street, Ferhadija.

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