Exploring Istanbul — The Suleyman Mosque

Ritual ablution before entering the Suleyman mosque


Scout’s turn


Clothing hooks above the faucets


Threshold worn down by centuries of worshipers


Love this stunning chandelier


Mosque carpet, patterned to help people position themselves efficiently when praying. The Süleyman mosque can accommodate up to 10,000 people at one time.


Central dome


Semi dome


Arch detail w/ Arabic calligraphy


Two visitors having a chat


View of the Galata tower from the side window


Cemetery out back


View of Asia and the Bosphorus from behind the Mosque


Keeping an eye on things


Empty courtyard at closing time


View of the mosque from the ferry to Kadaköy (across the Bosphorus)

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