The beauty of the windows at the Blue Mosque, Istanbul in Turkey is beyond description.
I can’t refrain myself from further posting on this Challenge!
On a completely different scale, different culture and setting, I am also showing the view outside a Chinese window in West Lake.
Please enjoy 🙂
Both images are striking, each in their own way. I am always impressed, Michael, with all the traveling you have done and the images you have gathered from your world travel. Thanks for sharing with us.
Hi, glad that you are the first one to comment. many thanks for your continued support and interest. Have a great day:-)
That first photo is absolutely fabulous, and so is the second one. Great contrast between the two also. As always your photos are amazing.
Hi Joan, glad that you like both photos. Thank you for your continued suport!
It’s really beautiful.
Been to the Blue Mosque! It was beautiful!
Glad to “meet” you here!
I have a quite similar shot in the blue mosque as this one 😀
Glad that you have visited this marvelous place in person!
The second photo like a picture frame of nature at its finest. Lovely.
The black wooden carved frame makes all the difference. Thank you!
I think these are some of my favorites from this week’s challenge! Well done!
Many thanks for your kind words, Kat!
Absolutely gorgeous view points!
I always love to look at your photos and was especially pleased to see the Blue Mosque as it is the one place so far that we have both visited!
Hi Julie, my photo may not do the mosque justice. You would be more appreciative of the place as you have visited. regards, Michael
Probably my favourite mosque too 🙂
This is perhaps the most beautiful mosque I have seen. Thank you!
Every time I see one (or more) of your marvelous photos I think to myself with more than a touch of envy what a remarkable life you must have had. i know you worked very hard. But the thing it seems that was different about you (as opposed to many people I have known who have traveled the world and worked very hard) is that you took time to see what there was to see around you and even better to take photos of it that you are now so generously sharing with us. Thank you so much!
Hi Rob, many thanks for your kind words and the continued support. I am posting because of people responding to my posts – you certainly is one of them. Thank you!
And we don’t blame you, Michael! Are those cranes FOR REAL? – or are they statues? 🙂
Hi Marg1e, those cranes are statues – they look quite real though!
Just beautiful. 😀
Very glad you didn’t refrain !
I may decide to publish one more post on Window!
You should !
I have a very similar photo of the Blue Mosque – it’s stunning isn’t it!
Indeed, it is. Regards, Michael
And please don’t. I adore windows and am enjoying your international flare on this challenge. I have a lot of windows too, but they are tucked away on a disk somewhere and I didn’t get them out in time.
Hi, I may publish one more post on this Challenge!
Wow, the photos you take are awesome! I was immediately drawn in to all the places you have visited. It’s really beautiful. =)
Hi, hope you enjoy my posts and also your relocation to HK!
Beautiful picture of the Blue mosque! I don’t remember it being so bright when I visited it. Thanks for capturing its beauty. Did you get a picture of Hagia Sofia? Thanks for taking me back to one of my most memorable moment!
Hi James, I added saturation to the picture to make it look more colorful. I also have photos of Hagia Sofia which I may show at a later day. Thanks for the perusal and the comment 🙂
Reblogged this on Lavender Turquois.
Many thanks for reblogging this on!
The Blue Mosque was fantastic and you have pictured it perfectly in all its beauty!
Glad that you like the image. Have a great weekend!
Stopping after this sixth gallery of windows myself. hard to stop! I liked all of yours
Hi Ruth, I like yours too! I think I can continue forever with Windows 🙂 However, a new challenge has just started and I think it’s time that I should stop. Have a great week 🙂
Good plan for us, to stop and move into the next Challenge. I was surprised how often I am shooting windows or through them. I never got to the gallery Through My car Window. Always enjoy stopping by your blog Michael.
Hi Ruth, not sure what I can post with Family. Thanks for your kind words and have a nice weekend!
The first pic is from the Blue Mosque in Istanbul? I’ve been there 😀 Lovely architecture.
Yes, it is one of the best mosque I have visited. Thank you 🙂
Both beautiful, Michael, but I love the birds!!!
Great and many thanks 🙂
I love both .. but how you caught the two flamingos or what ever it can through the window.
Only 4 months left and I’m in Istanbul, so excited. *smile
The cranes are wood carvings! Enjoy your trip to Istanbul and safe travels!
Okay so it’s cranes … we have them in Sweden too .. and they dance for us once per year. All very gray.
I thought they were alive.
Not going to Istanbul until May, but I promise to stay safe.
Good to go to Turkey when their exchange rate is low, but have to be careful because of the civil unrest.
Michael, I know – thanks for the warning. The exchange rate I can do very little about, the trip is booked.
I am sure that you will enjoy the trip!
Hello, thank you so very much for such beautiful photos!i am a Turkish, i’m so glad to see you in Turkey !! Blue Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world…..simply just magnificent ❤
Great to hear from you, Semra! I love travelling in Tukey. . . hope that I can revisit it again some day!