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Inside the blue mosque in Istanbul.






almost every square inch of wall and ceiling-space is lavishly decorated, in complete contrast to the former cathedral of Famagusta in Cyprus which is now a mosque. Representations of the human body are forbidden in muslim places of worship so the stained glass windows have all been removed, as have the pews and any indication at all that this was a christian building. The building has, however, retained a stark sort of beauty.





Comments on: "WP weekly photo challenge: inside" (7)

  1. Magnificent structures!

  2. wow. THere is something that is entirely captivating about Islamic architecture and the wonderful patterns and shapes within the structures themselves. Glorious pictures, thank you so much for sharing them. 🙂

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  4. Wonderful photos… 🙂

  5. what an amazing building…just beautiful

  6. Quite beautiful – love the added tilework!

  7. sheer beauty

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