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pharmacistbrs Sultan Ahmet Cami #IPSFSEP #xSEPloreTheWorld @ipsforg #TURKEY Following the Peace of Zsitvatorok (1606) and the unfavourable result of the wars with Persia, Sultan Ahmed I decided to build a huge mosque in Istanbul. It would be the first great imperial mosque to be built in more than forty years.His predecessors had paid for their mosques with their war booty, Sultan Ahmed I had to withdraw the funds from the treasury, because he had not won any notable victories during his time. This provoked the anger of the Ottoman ulema, the Muslim legal scholars.

The mosque was to be built on the site of the palace of the Byzantine emperors, facing the Hagia Sophia (at that time it was most venerated mosque in Istanbul) and the hippodrome, a site of great symbolic significance. Large parts of the southern side of the mosque rest on the foundation and vaults of the Great Palace. Several palaces was already built there, most notably the palace of Sokollu Mehmet Pasha, so these first had to be bought at a considerable cost and pulled down. Large parts of the Sphendone (curved tribune with U-shaped structure of the hippodrome) were also removed to make room for the new mosque. Construction of the mosque started in August 1609 when the sultan himself came to break the first sod. It was his intention that this would become the first mosque of his empire.
He did appoint his royal architect Sedefhar Mehmet Ağa, a pupil and senior assistant of the famous architect Mimar Sinan to be in charge of the Mosque construction. The organization of the work was described in meticulous detail in eight volumes, now found in the library of the Topkapı Palace. The opening ceremonies were held in 1617 . The sultan could now pray in the royal box which called hünkâr mahfil. The building was not yet finished in this last year of his reign, as the last accounts were signed by his successor Mustafa I. Known as the Blue Mosque , Sultan Ahmed Mosque is currently one of the most impressive monuments in the world.
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kazitoshi What do you think about the new Instagram #filters? Needs some getting used to for me. Then again this isn't a photograph of a scene or people so maybe it doesn't reflect as well. #doodle #art #draw #monochrome #mono #patterns #lines #blackandwhite #ink #inkandpaper 45s

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pharmacistbrs Princess ısland-İstanbul/Turkey IUPSA-int @ipsforg #xSEPloreTheWorld #IPSFSEP During the Byzantine period, princes and other royalty were exiled on the islands, and later members of the Ottoman sultans family were exiled there too, giving the islands their present name. They were taken by the Ottoman fleet during the siege of Constantinople in 1453. During the nineteenth century, the islands became a popular resort for Istanbul's wealthy, and Victorian-era cottages and houses are still preserved on the largest of the Princes' Islands... My favourite place to ride a bicycle and BQB 1w

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pharmacistbrs Good morning from Balat street İstanbul/Turkey IUPSA-int #xSEPloreTheWorld #IPSFSEP @ipsforg One of the last authentic neigborhoods of İstanbul! Balat is the traditional Greek and Jewish quarter in the Fatih district of Istanbul. It is located on the European side of Istanbul, in the old city on the historic peninsula, on the western bank of the Golden Ho. 2d

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pharmacistbrs Safranbolu Amasra/Turkey IUPSA-int #xSEPloreTheWorld #IPSFSEP @ipsforg The sloping terrain at Safranbolu, which is situated in a deep canyon carved out by three rivers, produced interesting architectural solutions. The stone-built ground floors of Safranbolu houses, most of which are two- or three-storey mansions, generally follow the natural gradient of the street. The upper stories meanwhile, supported by buttresses, may project over the street. Although the houses are built on small, oddly shaped lots, thanks to this building technique the upper level rooms are nevertheless rectangular and spacious. Another aspect of the technique is that the house’s axis can be rotated slightly on the upper stories according to need or exposure to the sun! 2d

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pharmacistbrs Hagia Sofia - Ayasofya İstanbul/Turkey IUPSA-int #xSEPloreTheWorld #IPSFSEP @ipsforg Ayasofya is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople,except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum on 1 February 1935. 2d

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oliverreddy Merry Christmas everyone!! Hope u have a blessed day with family and friends!! #Christmas #merry #music #likeforlike #followforfollow #HD #neon #lines #tree #angle #family friends# 2min

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fangyil ️I will come back again to go up 2w

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