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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