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.
islamic-art-and-quotes: “Aerial View of the New Mosque (Yeni Camii) in Istanbul, Turkey (Ottoman Architecture) [This photo was earlier incorrectly labelled as the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Turkey.] Originally found on: islamic-cultures ”
In the Galata district of Istanbul, via Banks Avenue, a strange staircase connects this way street to the one located just above. This is the staircase Camondo, the name of a Sephardic Jewish family originally from Constantinople.