Category Archives: Cemberlitas

Nuruosmaniye Mosque

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.

Nuruosmaniye Mosque

Nuruosmaniye Mosque

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.

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Cemberlitas and Nuruosmaniye Camii

Cemberlitas and Nuruosmaniye Camii, İstanbul, pentax k10d, photo by ozgur ozkok

Cemberlitas and Nuruosmaniye Camii, İstanbul, pentax k10d, photo by ozgur ozkok

Cemberlitas

Cemberlitas, Istanbul, pentax k10d, by ozgur ozkok

Cemberlitas, Istanbul, pentax k10d, by ozgur ozkok

Gift Shop and Cemberlitas

Cemberlitas, İstanbul, pentax kx, by ozgur ozkok

Cemberlitas, İstanbul, pentax kx, by ozgur ozkok

Rug store, Çemberlitaş

Rug store, kilim satıcıları, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Rug store, kilim satıcıları, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Glass bottles

Glass bottles, cam şişeler, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Glass bottles, cam şişeler, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d

on the shelf of antique shop

Nargile Cafe

Nargile bahçesi, Nargile cafe, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Nargile bahçesi, Nargile cafe, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Nargile is a kind of smoking. I dont use. (in English water-pipe)

Nargile ocağı

Nargile ocağı

Nargile ocağı

Handmade perfume seller

Handmade perfume seller, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Handmade perfume seller, Çemberlitaş, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Çemberlitaş

Çemberlitaş sütunu, Constantine Column, Burnt Column, İstanbul

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