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Istanbul – Blue Mosque

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March 11, 2015

Blue-mosque-overviews

As a tourist in Istanbul, you can’t skip the Blue Mosque, of course. Our hotel was within walking distance from the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, so we passed it every day. I’ve seen the two special buildings in different situations: with snow, without snow, on a sunny day, on a cloudy day and also by night! It looked different every time, very special!

Blue mosque
Exterior
Blue mosque

From the outside, it’s really beautiful. Normally, the fountain would be on, but it was frozen for a few days. The advantage of going to Istanbul in the winter is that there are few tourists and also few queues. That saves a lot of time and also looks better on photos!

Interior
Interior
The cleaner, ph by José Chan

The inside is beautifully decorated: a lot of motifs and detailed decoration. It turned out that this was also the case in other mosques we visited. The cleaner here was doing laps in the prayer area with his vacuum cleaner.

Symmetry
Exterior
Blue mosque, ph by José Chan
Exterior
Ceiling

The mosque looks beautiful close to the building as well as from afar. I like the details, the columns with the coloured arches and especially the coloured ceilings.

Hagia Sophia, ph by José Chan
Hagia-Sophia

From the Blue Mosque you have this view on the Hagia Sophia. They face each other, so you can walk from one to the other very easily. Good to combine on a trip.

Blue-mosque-3
Dogs
Blue-mosque-4

On these last 3 photos you can see what it looked like on the last day of our trip. The fountain is on, it’s cloudy and suddenly it looks totally different. Funny huh?

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Als ik jouw foto’s zie wil ik zelf ook graag weer een weekje weg ofzo!

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