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This is the most minimalistic picture I sent so far on TE, I am interested in how it will be seen.
I've posted a picture of this mosque before.

The Mustafa Pasha Mosque

The Mustafa Pasha Mosque was built on an older Christian sacred site. A marble tablet with an inscription in Arabic script reveals that the mosque was built in 1492 as a memorial of Mustafa Pasha. Mustafa Pasha was an important and respectable personage in the Ottoman Empire. He possessed large estates in Rumely; as a vizier to Sultan Selim I, he also received four villages nearby Skopje. He died in 1519 and was buried in the tomb situated near the northeast wall of the mosque.
The mosque has a rather simple square foundation covered with a dome. Inside the mosque, on its southeast side, there are a mihrab (niche of a mosque indicating the direction of Mecca) and a mimbar (pulpit) ornamented with plastic decoration made of marble. Above the entrance gate, inside, there is a type of gallery – mehvil, in which the muezzins perform their service. A vestibule erected on four marble columns with three small domes is found in front of the mosque. The mosque is built with alternate layers of carved stone and two layers of bricks.

"From Stara Skopska Carsija (The Old Skopje Bazaar) by Kosta Balabanov"

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Additional Photos by Aleksandar Petkovski (alekpet) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 693 W: 144 N: 1023] (4663)
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