Monday, April 5, 2010

The Blue Mosque

Also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque or the Sultnahmet Mosque, the Blue Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 during the reign of Sultan Ahmed I, by the  Ottoman architect Sedefkâr Mehmet Ağa. It got it's name because of the blue tiles lining the walls inside the building. It is still a working mosque. Besides the thrill of being able to go inside a mosque, it was quite fascinating to see the interior - the atmosphere was really nice, and put one in a very thoughtful mood.
It was quite cold there and we all had to bundle up well since there was a lot of walking involved.

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