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A bright blue door in the wildly patterned Blue Mosque also known

A bright blue door in the wildly patterned Blue Mosque also known

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A bright blue door in the wildly patterned Blue Mosque, also known as the Shrine

Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Afghanistan also known as "the blue mosque"

Imi place acest stil de arhitectura si decoratiuni / Shrine of Hazrat-Ali, Afghanistan

A woman in burqa walking through the wildly patterned Blue Mosque, also known as the

The Blue Mosque is located in the heart of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and is adorned with a multitude of brightly coloured patterned tiles.

A bright blue door in the wildly patterned Blue Mosque, also known as the Shrine of Hazrat Ali in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan.

A young Afghan girl runs with a green balloon in front of the wild mosaic walls

A woman walking in chador at the Blue Mosque, a shrine to Ali, in

Photos of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan: An Afghan family walking in the

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Blue Mosque at Mazar e Sharif, in Herat, North Afghanistan

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The mosque has got its name due to the blue shimmer of the interior derived from the wide use of blue colour on the tiles covering the walls and pillars.

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One can immediately see why this mosque is not as daring as its predecessor, the 1000 year older Hagia Sophia. Four massive elephant feet pillars hold up ...

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The Blue Mosque with perfect lighting (just after sunset)

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Eleven-forty on a hot July night in the Dervis Café on the top of the first hill of Istanbul, halfway between Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.

Ms. Saka and the Blue Mosque, built between 1609 to 1616 by Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I.

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And, while we were exploring, we stumbled onto several more examples of the kind of warning sign slapstick we've been tracking across the trip.

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We used the tram to get to the Sultanahmed quarter with the church of Hagia Sophia (meaning Divine Wisdom) and the Blue Mosque.

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Panorama of the ceiling, It's just not that blue, I was mildly disappointed

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There is not much about the Blue Mosque that is really blue except for 17th Century Iznik tiles on the upper level. Built by Sultan Ahmet I to compete with ...

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As I stood still somewhere amidst the crowd of tourists slowly flowing through, I remembered John telling me, on our car ride back to Ankara, that I really ...

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... the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (popularly known as the Blue Mosque), one of many outstanding examples of Islamic architecture to be seen in this historic city.

There were some roses around, much beloved by our poets, and old trees that would not let me see the mosque in its entirety. So, you will also see just bits ...

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By the time we've wandered past the iconic architectural trio of the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya and Topkapi Palace – remarkably all situated within just a few ...

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Ms. Saka and the Blue Mosque, built between 1609 to 1616 by Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I.

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It's amazing what a year will get you. One year ago today, I was moving back into my yellow house, life in shambles, a then four-year-old at my side.

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The exterior of Hagia Sophia is much more simple than the multi domed structure of the Blue Mosque (see above).

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There are eight doors to the inside of the mosque, like there are eight doors to the Heaven.

Wide patterned stone walkways radiate from the building towards the street, lined with tall slender palms. A minaret surges far above the structure, ...

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We had now come to the Sultan Ahmed mosque, also called the Blue mosque, built around 1600 on the order of the Sultan, who had the goal of rivalling the ...

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The two most famous buildings (Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque) in Istanbul are located right across Sulltanahmet Square from one another.