Category Archives: fountain

Galata, Bereketzade Ali Efendi Camii

Bereketzade Camii, Bereketzade Mosque, Galata-Istanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

Bereketzade Camii, Bereketzade Mosque, Galata-Istanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

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sweet-voiced details “Alman Cesmesi”

Alman Çesmesi, German Fountain, Sultanahmet-İstanbul, pentax k10d, photo by ozgur ozkok

Alman Çesmesi, German Fountain, Sultanahmet-İstanbul, pentax k10d, photo by ozgur ozkok

Only sweet-voiced birds are imprisoned. Owls are not kept in cages. Mevlana Rumi

Safer harbor for birds “Alman Cesmesi”

Alman Çeşmesi, German Fountain, Sultanahmet-Istanbul, pentax k10d, by ozgur ozkok

Alman Çeşmesi, German Fountain, Sultanahmet-Istanbul, pentax k10d, by ozgur ozkok

Uskudar Yeni Camii

Yeni Camii, Üsküdar-İstanbul, pentax kx

Yeni Camii, Üsküdar-İstanbul, pentax kx

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Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Camii, Kadirga

Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Camii, Kadırga-Sultanahmet, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Camii, Kadırga-Sultanahmet, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Beyazid Camii

Beyazid Camii, Beyazid Mosque, Beyazid Square, Istanbul, pentax kx

Beyazid Camii, Beyazid Mosque, Beyazid Square, Istanbul, pentax kx

Sokullu Mehmet Camii

Sokullu Mehmet Camii, Kadırga-Sultanahmet, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Sokullu Mehmet Camii, Kadırga-Sultanahmet, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

cool day in Grand Bazaar, İstanbul

Grand Bazaar, Kapalıçarşı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Grand Bazaar, Kapalıçarşı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

GRAND BAZAAR
After the conquest of Constantinople by Mohammed  the Conqueror, he  ordered bazaars, shops, caravansarais, houses and mosques to be built.
The covered bazaars built for selling fabric were called “Bedesten” in the East. Later all sorts of valuable objects were started to be sold here.
The Bedesten built at Conqueror’s time, near the old palace was later called “Ancient Bedesten”, “Internal Bedesten” or “ Bedesten of Cevahir” . “The Covered Bazaar” or “The new Bedesten”was  built a little further. One of its streets was allocated for cotton products and the other was allocated for a type of fabric woven with silk called “sandal” That’s why it was called also “ Sandal Bedesteni” Both of the Bedestens have the characteristics of the Conqueror’s era.
Grand Bazaar, Kapalıçarşı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Grand Bazaar, Kapalıçarşı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

The rich people and the merchants could keep their jewels and other object of gold and silver
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Imrahor Camii çevresi ve çeşmeler

old fabric fountain, street of Imrahor Mosque in Üsküdar, Üsküdar İmrahor camii sokağında eski bir çeşme, pentax k10d

old fabric fountain, street of Imrahor Mosque in Üsküdar, Üsküdar İmrahor camii sokağında eski bir çeşme, pentax k10d