Ceiling of the Blue Mosque

August 10, 2013 | | By Kevin Read

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The Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey is known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles which cover most of the inside. This huge building is easy to gravitate to, and I found myself there over and over again when wondering around the streets of Istanbul.

Inside, it is always crowded, serving as a working mosque as well as a tourist attraction. It’s hard to tear your eyes away from the ceiling, with the inside of each of the 9 domes covered in more than 20,000 coloured tiles and windows of stained glass.

The long chains suspended from the roof hold up lighting overhead, but the building is so high that the lights are below the frame of this image.

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