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Monday, February 23, 2015

Yeni Camii - New Mosque


Things here in Turkey are measured in centuries, not decades (like in the US). This is humorously apparent at times, like in the naming of this Mosque in Istanbul which is located close to the Grand Bazzar on the Golden Horn. Colloquially called the Yeni Camii, which means 'New Mosque' in Turkish it was completed between 1660 and 1665. Sounds old to an American, but it's got nothing on some other nearby architectural landmarks like the Aya Sofya a church come mosque, now a museum, built in 537. 
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Below is a view of the Yeni Camii from the other side.

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