Istanbul mosques

January 2012 (Nikon D50)

Our first evening in Istanbul it started to rain as we crossed the Galata Bridge and so we ran into the square of the New Mosque. With no other cultural reference, I felt I was in the disney film Aladdin. There were potted palm trees and a central washing fountain. Arabic was written on the walls and some Turkish ladies were still going into the mosque as they put their shoes into plastic bags. I felt like I was in another world.

I would like to say this is the Blue Mosque...
I would like to say this is the Blue Mosque…

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Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia
New Mosque
New Mosque
New mosque
New mosque