We just happened to be walking by on our way to Galata Bridge and I noticed the yellow taxis and yellow lights of the New Mosque in Istanbul.
I say New, but that is just a name.
It is actually well over 400 years old. Yep it’s birthday was way back in 1597. Hides it’s age well don’t you think?
In mosque talk the outside looks like that of it’s well known cousins, The Blue Mosque and the Süleymaniye Mosque with semi domes and grand domes while inside it has gold leaf, fancy tiles and marble. What I liked about it was the way the forecourt was a kind of meeting place for locals, tourists, speakers, mobile food vendors and seagulls. Everyone was welcome – a great place to watch the world go by from.
And it looks pretty all lit up too don’t you think?
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