This week’s DP photo challenge is Look Up.
It must be one of the greatest Islamic architecture of all times.
Here is an introduction of the architecture from Wikipedia:
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque has five main domes, six minarets, and eight secondary domes. The design is the culmination of two centuries of Ottoman mosque development. It incorporates some Byzantine Christian elements of the neighboring Hagia Sophia with traditional Islamic Architecture and is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period. The architect, Sedefkar Mehmed Aga, synthesized the ideas of his master Sinan, aiming for overwhelming size, majesty and splendour.
Please enjoy 🙂
Ephesus, Turkey is an interesting place.
I have not posted this picture before; this shows great details of the library.
Below is a description of the library of Celsus from Wikipedia:
The library of Celsus is an ancient Roman Building in Ephesus, Anatolia, now part of Selcuk, Turkey. It was built in honour of the Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus (completed in 135 AD) by Celsus’ son, Gaius Julius Aquila (consul, 110 AD). The library was built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a mausoleum for Celsus, who is buried in a crypt beneath the library.
The interior of the library was destroyed, supposedly by an earthquake in 262 A.D. and the facade by another earthquake in the tenth or eleventh century A.D. It lay in ruins for centuries, until the façade was re-erected by archaeologists between 1970 and 1978.
There are many photos I can chose from Cappadocia, Turkey as the place is photogenic.
The one I like best was taken towards the end of the day when the tourists have left the place.
The path leads your eyes to the forest of stone columns and the clouds were adding to the mood.
It looks as somewhere out of the world!
The Blue Mosque and other similar construction have made use of domes/ arches spanning in different directions creating a huge space below for the congregation of worshipers.
The Blue mosque thus show multiple circles on the roof which are really awesome.
I have also uploaded the original picture for comparison.
This is the biggest sink hole I have ever seen – Obruk Han Gölü, doline (sinkhole) behind the old caravansary near Cappadocia.
It was so big that it filled the whole of the photo, despite zooming out to the fullest.
If you look carefully, near to the bottom of the edge of the hole stood a couple of people and there was a flock of white birds flying in the air against the water in the sink hole.
A magnificent view!