Blue Mosque

My group arrived safely in Newark this afternoon from our Greece/Turkey study tour; it’s also good when everyone’s luggage also arrives. From there we traveled to our respective homes in Alabama, Missouri, Indiana and Florida.

Yesterday afternoon before returning to our rooms to pack up for our return, we visited  the Hagia Sofia and then the Blue Mosque.

At Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

At Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

The Blue Mosque is the historic Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultan Ahmet Camii). It is popularly known as the Blue Mosque because of the blue tiles which adorn the walls of the interior.
It was constructed from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. The complex contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice.

Photo looks upward at one of the minarets as we exited.

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