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Blagay Tekkesi (Blagaj Tekija, Blagaj Sufi Lodge). Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 11. The Blagaj Tekija stands by the source of the Buna river. The ensemble of the Blagaj Tekke was presumably built very soon after Ottoman rule was established in Herzegovina around 1520 at the latest.
Detail from Blagaj Tekija (Blagay Tekkesi, Blagaj Sufi Lodge). Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 11.
View of Blagaj Sufi Lodge (Blagaj Tekija, Blagay Tekkesi). Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 11. The Blagaj Tekija stands by the source of the Buna river. It was built around 1520, with elements of Ottoman architecture.
Blagaj Sufi Lodge (Blagay Tekkesi, Blagaj Tekija). Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 11. The ensemble of the Blagaj Tekke was presumably built very soon after Ottoman rule was established in Herzegovina, around 1520 at the latest.
View of Blagaj Sufi Lodge (Blagay Tekkesi) and Vrelo Bune (Buna Spring). Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 11. The Blagaj Tekija (Blagaj Sufi Lodge), also known as Blagay Tekkesi, stands by the source of the Buna river (Vrelo Bune). It was built around 1520, with elements of Ottoman architecture. Buna Spring (Vrelo Bune), one of the strongest spring in Europe and extremely cold water. The Buna flows west for approximately 9 km, starts at Blagaj and meandering through villages Blagaj, Kosor, Malo Polje,...
Rooftop statue. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 16.
A narrow street Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 17.
View of Old Bridge (Stari Most, Mostar Bridge) and old city of Mostar. Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 06. Mostar Bridge (Stari Most, Old Bridge) is a 16th-century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city.
Petronas Twin Towers. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2005 September 25.
Courtyard and minaret of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Muscat, Oman. 2004 December 05.
View of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. 2004 December 05.
Courtyard of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Muscat, Oman. 2004 December 05.
Courtyard of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. 2004 December 05.
Minaret of Qaitbay. Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Close view of Minaret of Qaitbay. Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Courtyard and Minaret of the Bride. Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Central section of the southern façade of the Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
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.
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.
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.
Detail on portal of hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000.
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.
Detail of portal of hospital. Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Daruşifası). Sivas, Turkey. August 15, 2000. Two rows staggered mighty pointed arch over the side, made up of half-columns clustered piers generate the spatial depth of the hospital portal. The abutments are provided on flat plinths which extend from the wall surface to the front. In the inner arc, the vertical half-columns set up continued as Kantenwülste, the stripes in between are unadorned. In contrast, the outer...
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.
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.
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.
Samaritan man smoking hookah (waterpipe). Nablus, Palestine. 1900-1920.
The Bride. Bedouin wedding. Jordan. 1900-1920.
Women taking an afternoon coffee break. Palestine. 1900-1920.
Greek Priests. Jerusalem, Palestine. 1898-1914.
Grand Central Terminal. New York City, New York State. 1941 October.
Young boy standing in the doorway of his home on Seaton Road in the northwest section. His leg was cut off by a streetcar while he was playing in the street. Washington, D.C. 1942 June.
Two African American men sitting on stoop. Charleston, South Carolina. 1962.
Part of the kitchen. Home of sharecropper Floyd Burroughs, showing washstand in the dog run and view into the kitchen. Alabama. 1935-1936.
Fashion model underwater in dolphin tank. Marineland, Florida. 1939.
Sahat Kula (Clock Tower) and Minaret of Gazi Husrev Bey (Gazi Husrev Begova) Mosque. Sarajevo, Bosnia. 2011 July 04.
Clock Tower (Sahat Kula) of Gazi Husrev Bey (Gazi Husrev Begova) Mosque in Bascarsija.Sarajevo, Bosnia. 2011 July 04.
Street scene in New York City. New York State. 1896-1942.
Organ grinder. New Orleans, Louisiana. 1920-1926.

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