Sunday, November 11, 2012

Photo Illustration: Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Mosque in Istanbul

My next door Mosque which was built in 1562. This is the view from the terrace of the building I stayed in. The view from the bedroom window is magnificent.

About the mosque: "Constructed on a steep slope in Sultanahmet, Sokollu Mosque is another fine remnant from master Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. The Mosque was dedicated to Esma Sultan, the daughter of Selim II and wife of Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, of whom the official name was granted to."

1 comment:

Humayun Mirza said...

Very serene mosque in the middle of a busy neighborhood. Very historic too! It has remnants of the Black Stone of the Holy Kaaba embedded in its Mimbar, Mihraab and entrance. The one on the Mimbar is "touchable".