Sunday, May 6, 2007

Mosque in Eyup

This is Eyup Mosque. It is located in Golden Horn.
It is a very popular, old mosque.
People are coming from all around Turkey to pray here.
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16 comments:

anu said...

Beautiful, what type of architecture is it? I love the blue sky. Great pic

John Roberts said...

The sky is gorgeous! No leaves on the trees yet?

Kala said...

when u look at the larger image, its amazing how blube abd clear the sky is - the mosque looks very complex in design - it would be interesting to see how the inside looks.

Stella Bella said...

This mosque looks beautiful. I like the dome shaped top.
is it the one near Cafe Pierre Loti?

The sky is so blue! :D

Oya said...

Stella Bella, yes it is:) Have you been to Istanbul yet? You were planning a trip over here?

kostas said...

I like these architectural monuments,we have many Othoman constructions in Thessaloniki.

Seda said...

I loved the sky!
Seda
Istanbul Photo

kris said...

wonderful! i like the intimate size not like the massive ones :)

etherovamon said...

Great pic, nice architecture.

jules said...

Have you heard the phrase 'don't judge a book by it's cover'? The same could be said about architecture. On the outside you see simple shapes, very little color, heavy/massive stone work. Yet once inside, it's like nothing you had imagined. Have you been inside? What is it like? I imagine dark with lot's of candles and plain walls, but I've been happily wrong before. When I was in Paris in 2005 I lost count on the number of churches I visited and was amazed at the grandeur of the interiors, in awe really.

Oya said...

I have been inside, it has lot of tile work and glass work. It is amazing. Mostly ( since people are praying) , cameras are not welcomed. I will try next time...

MareDog said...

I've never visited Turkey -- yet. Your pictures are selected so well that you give one a great introduction to your country. I enjoy the wide variety of subjects.

M.Benaut said...

Oya,
I am sorry to be so late. I wish to congratulate you on your 100th posting. Your blog has brought back so many good memories of your your beautiful city. I have especially loved your shots of Taksim and all those taken around the water. There is so much to see and remember about Istanbul. I love this mosque photo. Thank you for all the good work you are doing, in showing us Istanbul.

Stella Bella said...

Haven't been there yet but will be there in 2 weeks. :D To be exact, on the 21 of May! :) Can't wait!!!!

hehe
Stella

NDS said...

The trees and sky background is so perfect for the Mosque. The group gathered in front is perfect too. Bravo!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

The window arches in the mosques is gorgeous. I love the details of it.

My coworker is going to Istanbul this summer. She promised to take a lot of photos.