Sulemanyie mosque

There is a mosque in Istanbul that truly defines its skyline. It took me a while to find out which mosque it was and a very long time to memorize it. When I finally found my way there I truly enjoyed both the magnificence of the building and the view. Once again I captured it on film.

 

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19 responses to “Sulemanyie mosque

  1. Magnificent!! We are planning an anniversary trip this coming summer and are thinking of Istanbul. I’ll have to study all your pictures!! — and are you Portuguese? We lived in Spain (from the U.S.) for 12 years and loved our forays in Portugal!! great bread!

    • I can’t recommend Istanbul enough! It is one of my favorite cities in the world and it is truly unique! So cool to hear you have enjoyed portugal! Thank you so much for the comment! 🙂

  2. I was in istanbul last year…truly, a unique and interesting place. Your photos vividly reminded me of the place.

  3. Thanks for liking my post: A Gentle Beginning. Suleymaniye Mosque is the most important for many Istanbullar. I went out of my way to visit it in 2012, walking in the rain from Taksim Square near our hotel. All public transport was shut down because the Asia-Europe marathon was being run. I shared much of my route with the runners.The visit was well worth the trouble. A magnificent place built by Mimar Sinan, Istanbul’s prolific and wonderful architect, whose tomb is on a nearby street. I have not posted on that trip yet. Thanks also for reminding me to get busy! We loved Istanbul. Great photos! Did you climb a minaret to get the rooftop ones?

    • I actually couldn’t fnd the place where we could go up! I searched and searched and nothing! So interesting to hear that story! Really funny how sometimes we truly go out of our way to see something! Thanks for sharing – and I am happy you liked it! 🙂

      • Don’t think it’s possible for visitors, but I asked because you had some great rooftop photos of the domes. I couldn’t find one either. Nice to know you are a kindred spirit when it comes to “breaking away” from the ordinary.

        In Cairo I was invited to climb a minaret of the Al Azhar Mosque – for a small fee… The courtyard door to it was locked but the person showing me the mosque had someone unlock it for us.

        So glad I didn’t allow my hotel concierge to discourage me from going there. Had a great afternoon and evening visiting Islamic and Coptic Cairo.

        This post describes my experiences that day in 2009: https://mightyturk.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/al-azhar-mosque/

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