Blue Mosque – Istanbul, Turkey

25 May

Blue Mosque main interior dome – Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul has so many things to see, we could easily spend months here and never be finished.  One of the first must-see items on our list was the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, which is more famously known as the Blue Mosque.  The nickname comes from the multitude of blue tiles that adorn the inner pillars and domes.  It’s one of the most beautiful buildings we’ve seen on this trip, and we walked out with dozens of photos of the interior mosaics.


11 Responses to “Blue Mosque – Istanbul, Turkey”

  1. Rock May 25, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    Very cool. Will you be posting any more pix?

    • Ashley May 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

      Definitely at some point! We have so many pictures from Istanbul that we might just do a photo post. Otherwise, we’ll get them up on flickr when we have faster internet and I’ll send you the link.

  2. Klaus Kommoss May 25, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    Excellent shot. I don’t remember so much light in it. They must have added this lately.

    • Kristin May 25, 2012 at 11:05 am #

      I’ve been there!

      • Ashley May 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm #


    • Ashley May 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm #


  3. risingontheroad May 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Ah Istanbul is one of my favourite cities.

    • Carol Hodges May 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

      This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

      • Ashley May 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

        It was stunning, as were most of the mosques we’ve visited so far.

    • Ashley May 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

      We fell in love with it pretty much immediately, it has such a great combo of east-meets-west!

  4. Carlene DeFalco May 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Never saw anything so awesome….thank you for sharing and am looking forward to more pictures and more of your travels…..

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