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Uskudar, Valide-i Atik Camii

 Atik Valide Camii, Eski Valide Camii, Valide Atik Mosque, Üsküdar-İstanbul, pentax k10d, by ozgur ozkok

Atik Valide Camii, Eski Valide Camii, Valide Atik Mosque, Üsküdar-İstanbul, pentax k10d, by ozgur ozkok

The Atik Valide Mosque (Turkish: Atik Valide Camii, Eski Valide Camii) is an Ottoman mosque located on the hill above a large and densely populated district of Üsküdar, in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Atik Valide Mosque (name translation:Old Mosque of the Sultan’s Mother) was one of the most extensive mosque complexes in Istanbul area. The mosque was built for Sultana Nur-Banu, the Venetian-born wife of Selim II and the mother of Murat III. She was the first of all sultan’s mothers that ruled over the Ottoman Empire from the harem.
Mimar Sinan completed the mosque in 1583, and it was his last major work. It has a wide shallow dome which rest on five semidomes, with a flat arch over the entrance portal. The interior is surrounded on three sides by galleries

 Atik Valide Camii, Eski Valide Camii, Valide Atik Mosque, Üsküdar-İstanbul, pentax k10d, by ozgur ozkok

Atik Valide Camii, Eski Valide Camii, Valide Atik Mosque, Üsküdar-İstanbul, pentax k10d, by ozgur ozkok

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Nurbanu Sultan Valide-i Atik Camii

Nurbanu Sultan Valide-i Atik Camii, Üsküdar-İstanbul,  pentax kx

Nurbanu Sultan Valide-i Atik Camii, Üsküdar-İstanbul, pentax kx

Perfume seller

Nurbanu Sultan Valide Atik Camii, Valide Atik Mosque, Üsküdar-Topbaşı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Nurbanu Sultan Valide Atik Camii, Valide Atik Mosque, Üsküdar-Topbaşı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

old man is selling some traditional perfumes

walking on the gateway of Atik Valide Külliye, Üsküdar

Atik Valide Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Atik Valide Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.

Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi

green table

Validei Atik Camii,  Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Validei Atik Camii, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

“And don’t forget, a prisoner’s wife must always think good thoughts.”

Nazim Hikmet

walking on the cobblestones

Atik Valide Külliyesi, Üsküdar, İstanbul, pentax K10d

Atik Valide Külliyesi, Üsküdar, İstanbul, pentax K10d

parking on kulliye

atik Valide Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

atik Valide Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

“You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?”

Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi

shopping tour

atik Valide Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

atik Valide Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

“Times change and forms and their meanings alter. Thus new poems are necessary. Their forms must be discovered in the living language of their day, or old forms, embodying exploded concepts, will tyrannize over the imagination.”

William Carlos Williams

old fabric building from Kulliye

Validei Atik Külliyesi, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Validei Atik Külliyesi, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

vandalism on history, Validei Atik Külliyesi, Üsküdar

Validei Atik Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Validei Atik Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d