Inside the Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey


Known as the national mosque of Turkey, the Blue Mosque is officially named the Sultan Ahmed mosque. This is a photo of the inside of the mosque. It is called the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles used in the interior. In order to enter, your legs and shoulders must be covered, so we were given sheets of fabric, as were many of the other visitors given. The inside architecture is intricately designed and the details of the walls and stained glass windows makes for a magnificent ambiance within the mosque. Chandeliers hang from the ceiling to bring light inside, in addition to the natural light from the windows.

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