Photographer's Note

This is a view through the ornamented frameworks of the sadirvan of Suleymeniye Mosque. Sadirvan is the fountain, which is located at the center of the courtyards of mosques. It is the source of water for cleaning up before prayers. Here, you see the interior of the sadirvan. Light and the geometry of the shades attracted me here the most. At the bottom, you can even see a part of the reflection, which belongs to the shade of the left window...

Suleymaniye Mosque is one of the finest and most magnificent imperial mosque complexes in the city.
Suleymaniye Mosque crowns the third hill of the old city and adds a great deal to the unrivalled beauty of the city's skyline. Suleyman was the tenth sultan of the Ottoman dynasty. After thirty years of rule, Suleyman The Magnificent decided to have a mosque built and Sinan, the greatest of Ottoman architects, was commissioned. The construction of Suleymaniye began in 1550 and the mosque was completed in 1557.The generous sultan gave the honor of opening Suleymaniye to his architect Sinan, the creator of the finest mosque in Istanbul.

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Additional Photos by Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3085 W: 400 N: 6725] (34279)
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