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.
This is quite unlike the churches in Europe where cathedrals usually adopted narrow and steep arches limiting the space below.
The Blue mosque thus show multiple circles on the roof which are really awesome.
In the first picture, I have attempted to give it a blue tone – so in my imagination, it is literally a blue mosques.
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.
We came across this sink hole while we were near a medieval dwelling for the travelling merchants in Turkey.
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!
This is not to be missed if you are in Istanbul, Turkey.
Not too far from Hagia Sophia is the Basilica Cistern. One of the largest of the several hundred underground cisterns in the area.
I was happy to capture this monochromatic photo in the cistern using a compact camera without resorting to tripod.
I like walking on cobble stones , however, I also like walking on interestingly paved tiles.
Here are two photos.
The first one shows the tiled pattern in the busy area of Macau.
I like the wavy tile pattern.
The second picture was taken in Ephesus, Turkey.
These ancient mosaic tiles in a pattern were laid on the pavement when Ephesus was a thriving city.
At the moment, you can still walk on these tiles!
Pamakkule is my favorite place for visiting in Turkey.
In Chinese, it is translated as White Cotton Castle.
From afar, the limestone terraces look like castles.
When we were there, we were allowed to walk inside the white terraces, provided you take your shoes and socks off.
What a one-off and interesting life experience with the white deposits under your feet!
The DP’s theme for this week is Half and Half.
Photographers talk about the rule of thirds.
Taking pictures half / half is usually not recommended.
This week, I will be sharing pictures which are half / half.
The picture was taken in Bosporus, Istanbul Turkey.
We were heading back towards Istanbul on a vessel when the sun was setting, exerting its last rays of light before the whole sky darkened.
Ephesus, Turkey is the place where you can find all these broken pieces.
Pieces that cannot really be put back together to give you the complete thing.
But still, it is better than letting these pieces lying on the ground as a ruin.