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Sultanahmet Camii (the Blue Mosque)

Sultanahmet Cami‎i, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

Crowds deter some from visiting the Sultanahmet Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque. It is also held in low esteem by art historians: the elephant feet supporting its dome, and its dodgy tiles, illustrate the classical age when it was past its best. Admire it from afar, from the draughty terrace café of the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art.


For further information, you might want to look at Sultanahmet Camii (the Blue Mosque) on the ArchNet website.

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