Blue Mosque - Istanbul - Turkey

 Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Blue Mosque Cascading domesThe Blue Mosque was commissioned by Sultan Ahmet I when he was only 19 years old. It was built near the Hagia Sophia, over the site of the ancient hippodrome and Byzantine imperial palace (whose mosaics can be seen in the nearby Mosaic Museum). Construction work began in 1609 and took seven years.

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