Photographer's Note

This is going to be my third post for in the fog series. I had started from left to right and this time I present Suleymaniye Mosque. The smaller mosque on the right is (New Mosque)Yeni cami placed in Eminonu. I didn't want to correct the WB since it had Sodium Vapor, Mercury Vapor and Fluoreuscent lighting as well as flood lights. After all this was what I was seeing at the time anyways. So there is no point of correcting it. Taken from the Asian side of Istanbul.

As some members didn't like the framing I decided not to frame it except a thin back border.

Here is what I found about the mosque from Google Earth:

"The Suleymaniye Mosque has been constructed between 1551 to 1558. It has Ottoman Islamic style. The Suleymaniye Mosque domed, with four minaret towers. Hub of the kulliye, or palace complex. COMMENTARIES: 'Suleyman the magnificent ordered a mosque appropriate to his title to be built by the architect Sinan, whereupon the present mosque was begun on one of the hills dominating the Golden Horn.' 'The mosque, and its attendant structures, madrasa, arms—houses, infirmaries, caravansarais, a medical school, hamams, schools of Tradition, a hospital, cells and shops were begun in 1550 by the architect Sinan and completed in 1557.' Sultan Süleyman and his favourite wife Roxelane (Hürrem Sultan), as well as Sinan, are buried in the Süleymaniye complex.

Informative text by Evliya"

Hope you like it.


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