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September 25th, 2013 The Blue Mosque of Istanbul
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Sept. 25, 2013) – It’s hard to miss the Blue Mosque if you approach the city, as we did, by water. It looms over the city from its highest hill. You can tell this Mosque from the bevy of others as it has six tall, magnificent minarets, rivaling the Mosque in Mecca. Named for its beautiful blue Iznik tiles used to decorate the interior with intricate floral design, it was built in the 17th century by Sultan Ahmet I, as his answer to the Hagia Sophia, located within view across the park. It is open to the public except for specific prayer times and is an amazing place to sit on the carpeted floor, lean against a large pillar, and relax and contemplate! Enjoy the photo tour.