Daily Archives: August 9, 2011

Bozcaada Fortress ( Bozcaada Kalesi)

Bozcaada fortress, Bozcaada kalesi, Canakkale, pentax k10d

Bozcaada fortress, Bozcaada kalesi, Canakkale, pentax k10d


This fortress was once one of the most prominent in the Mediterranean region, used for mellenia and considered important to sea powers like the Venetians and Genoese. It became part of the Ottoman Empire in 1464, when the island came under the Porte. Paintings show how it once contained many houses and two mosques. Sultan Mahmut II had it repaired in 1815, leaving the structure that remains today. Continue reading

Uskudar, Ahmediye Camii

Uskudar, Ahmediye Camii, Ahmediye Mosque, pentax kx, Istanbul

Uskudar, Ahmediye Camii, Ahmediye Mosque, pentax kx, Istanbul

a small mosque from Üsküdar … Continue reading