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Sultanahmet mosque or the blue mosque, fatih district, Istanbul. blue because of the blue tiles in the mosque.
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Same pov horizontal frame..every angle presents a completely different sense of depth and perspective, the man-history-architecture ratio is mind boggling..honestly this was the first time i shot architecture/art and i enjoyed every moment of this, hagia sofia and several other historic places. even more special because i have shot inside temples and monasteries but never inside a mosque.
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Pope Benedict XVI visited the Sultan Ahmed Mosque on 30 November 2006 during his visit to Turkey. It marks only the second papal visit in history to a Muslim place of worship. Having removed his shoes, the Pope paused for a full two minutes, eyes closed in silent meditation,standing side by side with Mustafa Çağrıcı, the Mufti of Istanbul, and Emrullah Hatipoğlu, the Imam of the Blue Mosque.

The pope “thanked divine Providence for this” and said, “May all believers identify themselves with the one God and bear witness to true brotherhood.”

The pontiff augured that Turkey “will be a bridge of friendship and collaboration between East and West”, and he thanked the Turkish people “for the cordiality and sympathy” they showed him throughout his stay, saying, “he felt loved and understood.” - wiki.
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