Eyüp Sultan Mosque

Eyüp Sultan Mosque

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This was the first mosque built in Istanbul, then called Constantinople, after the Ottoman's finally conquered the city in 1453. Built next to the tomb of one of the prophet Muhammad's standard bearers (who was killed in a separate siege in 670), it contains a few artifacts ascribed to the profit himself. I'm always leery of claims like that, but kind of accept it with a bit of salt - who am I to say any different? Nonetheless, the mosque is really beautiful and is a great example of Ottoman architecture.

Our girlfriends had to go upstairs to view the mosque from the women's viewing area - which isn't so cool but, since we were the guests in their temple... - and I kind of wanted to go up there as well to get better shots of the interior. I thought that I wouldn't be allowed to go into the women-only area but, I've noticed working on this shot, there is another balcony on the other side that I could have gone to. Oh well, I'll live with what I've got.

I didn't see the tomb of Abu Ayyub al-Ansari (the standard bearer) but it's supposed to be in the cemetery that extends up the hillside next to the mosque. The cemetery itself supposedly being created there because people wanted to be buried near such a great man. The views from the cemetery and the cafe at the top are for another post.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200


Taken: 2010-05-31 12:37:30
Posted: 2010-06-29 | 07:52





Eyüp Sultan Mosque

Eyüp Sultan Mosque

This was the first mosque built in Istanbul, then called Constantinople, after the Ottoman's finally conquered the city in 1453. Built next to the tomb of one of the prophet Muhammad's standard bearers (who was killed in a separate siege in 670), it contains a few artifacts ascribed to the profit himself. I'm always leery of claims like that, but kind of accept it with a bit of salt - who am I to say any different? Nonetheless, the mosque is really beautiful and is a great example of Ottoman architecture.

Our girlfriends had to go upstairs to view the mosque from the women's viewing area - which isn't so cool but, since we were the guests in their temple... - and I kind of wanted to go up there as well to get better shots of the interior. I thought that I wouldn't be allowed to go into the women-only area but, I've noticed working on this shot, there is another balcony on the other side that I could have gone to. Oh well, I'll live with what I've got.

I didn't see the tomb of Abu Ayyub al-Ansari (the standard bearer) but it's supposed to be in the cemetery that extends up the hillside next to the mosque. The cemetery itself supposedly being created there because people wanted to be buried near such a great man. The views from the cemetery and the cafe at the top are for another post.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200


Taken: 2010-05-31 12:37:30
Posted: 2010-06-29 | 07:52


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