Monday, August 17, 2015

New Mosque, Istanbul

The New Valide Sultan Mosque was placed in the Anatolia Side of Istanbul Bosporus, dominating the harbour next to the Galata Bridge on the Golden Horn. It was built by Mehmet Aga of Kayseri by the order of Sultana Emetullah Rabia Gulnus Sultana (the mother of Ottoman Sultans Mustafa II and Ahmet III)., between 1597 and 1663. The beautiful exterior, together with the great courtyard, two slender minarets, and a cascade of domes tumbling down from the main dome. Hundreds of pigeons establish their nests among the architecture. 

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