Blue Mosque, Istanbul .. Turkey

Blue Mosque or The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is an historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built during the rule of Ahmed I.

Traditional Ottoman Wooden House on the Asian side in Istanbul. It is in Moda, a neighbourhood which has very few of these old homes still standing. This house has been restored in the past couple of years. Gorgeous

Traditional Ottoman Wooden House on the Asian side in Istanbul. It is in Moda, Kadikoy a neighbourhood which has very few of these old homes still standing. This house has been restored in the past couple of years.

Tezhip. (Decorative arts of the book made by using gold)

Tezhip is a traditional style of illuminated illustration originated in the Ottoman Empire. This technique is used to decorate ceramics, books, in architecture and more.

Horseback archer. Standard Turkic warrior - shooting from behind his head: ain't no thing.

Standard Turkic warrior - shooting from behind his head: ain't no thing. (mn: With the Parthian Shot, warriors turned their body to shoot behind.

Ottoman tent

rugtracker: KHYAMIYA An amazing collection of tent images.

Mysticism in the Ottoman Empire:  The Mevlevi Sufi Order

Mysticism in the Ottoman Empire: The Mevlevi Sufi Order

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