Nuruosmaniye Mosque is located in Çemberlitaş, near Column of Constantine (Çemberlitaş), Gazi Atik Ali Paşa Mosque and entrance of Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı). It is one of the finest example of Ottoman Baroque style mosques.
It was built on a square plan. There are 2 marble stairs to get in the mosque. 174 baroque style windows illuminate mosque. These windows are made of gypsum. Nuruosmaniye Mosque’s dome is one of the biggest dome in Ottoman architecture. The major dome’s diameter is 26 meters. Arch are carrying this dome. There are 32 windows on the bottom of major dome.
The minaret of mosque
Cemberlitas and Nuruosmaniye Camii, İstanbul, pentax k10d, photo by ozgur ozkok
Cemberlitas, Istanbul, pentax k10d, by ozgur ozkok
Cemberlitas, İstanbul, pentax kx, by ozgur ozkok
Rug store, kilim satıcıları, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d
Glass bottles, cam şişeler, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d
on the shelf of antique shop
Nargile bahçesi, Nargile cafe, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d
Nargile is a kind of smoking. I dont use. (in English water-pipe)
Handmade perfume seller, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d
Çemberlitaş sütunu, Constantine Column, Burnt Column, İstanbul
It was brought to Constantinople from the Temple of Apollo by the emperor Constantinus I between 325-328 AD. There was a statue of Apollo on top which was replaced by a cross during Christianity. The column also symbolizes the end of Pagan tradition on the Byzantine lands. It was erected in the middle of an oval square known as Forum Constantini, located on the second hill of the city. The cross was removed after the Conquest of Constantinople during the Ottoman period. The 35 meter high column was damaged by big fires and weather conditions during the ages therefore Sultan Mustapha II re-enforced the column with iron rings. Continue reading