The Sultan Ahmet Camii, commonly called as Blue Mosque after the blue tiled interior, is the most beautiful mosque in Istanbul aesthetically, in my opinion.
Different in style from Hagia Sophia right next door, this mosque shows what beautiful patterns, mostly flowers, fruits and cypresses, could create without any iconic figurative drawings representing something.
Six grand minarets it has.
Facing the Aegean Sea right close by, there are always seagulls and other birds.
It always reminded me of Zaku Mobile Suit in Gundam, the mechanic designer might have been inspired by this.
Visiting Hours for tourists were 08:30~11:15, 12:45~14:00, 15:00~16:30 in November 2015, Other times were only open for Islams.
Simply breathtaking, even though I’ve been standing there for quite some time, I needed more time over and over.
The power of fantastic patterns and contrasts of those made this awe-inspiring fantastic piece of great architecture.
With no admission fee, I bet you’d want to visit here over and again as time permits.
Then red/crimson carpet added drama even further.
Those details were just amazing..
I ended up visiting this place three times..
Even manhole covers looked sublime and special.
As with all other Mosques, there are water tabs lined outside for people to clean themselves up before praying.