Blue Mosque, Istanbul

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.

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is the largest city in the Middle East and contains nearly active mosques. This is a list of three of the most amazing mosques in Istanbul.

Üsküdar/ Istanbul

The old street and houses of Üsküdar (Scutari) District in Istanbul, Turkey.

17th Century ottoman yastik (pillow cover) • carnations, tulips and hyacinths on silk with metal brocade

Carnations, tulips and hyacinths on silk with metal brocade. In Islamic culturer, flower motifs refer to the Garden of Eden, a symbol of ‘Heaven on Earth’ (a paradise-like existence).