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August 7, 2012

Turkey: Istanbul, Şehzade Mosque and the Valens Aqueduct

Şehzade Mosque’s courtyard

Two interesting yet less visited sights in Istanbul are located near each other.  The 16th Century Şehzade Mosque and the 4th Century Valens Aqueduct are a few hundred feet and 1,180 years of history apart.


August 4, 2012

Turkey: Istanbul, Nusretiye Mosque

Inside Nusretiye Mosque (HDR)

Nusretiye Camii is an ornate mosque located along the Bosphorous near the modern day Tophane tramway stop.  It was built in 1823-1826 under the reign of Sultan Mahmut II.   (more…)

August 3, 2012

Turkey: Istanbul, Süleymaniye Mosque

Looking up inside the Süleymaniye Mosque (HDR)

Capping the third of Istanbul’s seven hills is the Süleymaniye MosqueSüleymaniye Camii, as it is properly named in Turkish, is one of the largest mosques in Istanbul.  Its (more…)

July 30, 2012

Turkey: Istanbul, The New Mosque

The New Mosque

Yeni Camii is an Ottoman era imperial mosque in Istanbul.  In English it is commonly known as The New Mosque.  (Yeni Camii translates from Turkish as “New Mosque.”) (more…)

July 26, 2012

Turkey: The Blue Mosque

Inside the Blue Mosque

Amongst the grandest of Istanbul’s historic mosques, Sultanahmet Camii or Sultan Ahmed Mosque sits in the midst of Istanbul’s UNESCO-listed old city.  Sultanahmet Camii is (more…)

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