Photographer's Note

I really do not like to upload photos when I have run out of things to say about a location, but since I like arches so much, I will squeeze this other interior photo in.

I might as well talk about the name of this mosque, which is not unique. The Ottoman Turkish is Valide-i Cedid Camii, in today’s Turkish it is Yeni Valide Camii and literally translated, it means New Mother Mosque. The reason I have been translating it as New [Queen] Mother Mosque is that queen mother is implied, the name should really be Yeni Valide Sultan Camii to literally mean New Queen Mother Mosque. To make matters worse, there are two ”Valide-i Cedid Camii“s in Istanbul. One is this mosque in Üsküdar, the other one is in Eminönü, near the Egyptian Spice Bazaar. That one is about a century older than this one and is dedicated to Sultan Mehmet III’s mother. However, Istanbullus have shortened both of these Yeni Valide Camiis in a creative way to distinguish between the two. The mosque in Eminönü is referred to as Yeni Cami (dropping the noun Valide from the official name) and this one is referred to as Valide Camii (dropping the adjective Yeni).

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Camera / Image Information
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Lens: 3.8-247.0 mm
Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 12.0 Macintosh
File Size: 886 kb
Shot Information
Exposure Time: 1/20
F-Stop: f/3.4
ISO Speed Ratings: 1000
Focal length: 3.80 mm (in 35mm: 21.0 mm)
Date Taken: 2016-05-30 12:07
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode

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