Suddenly, Blue Mosque, Aesthetically the Most Beautiful in Istanbul

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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.

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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.

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Six grand minarets it has.

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Facing the Aegean Sea right close by, there are always seagulls and other birds.

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It always reminded me of Zaku Mobile Suit in Gundam, the mechanic designer might have been inspired by this.

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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.

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Simply breathtaking, even though I’ve been standing there for quite some time, I needed more time over and over.

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The power of fantastic patterns and contrasts of those made this awe-inspiring fantastic piece of great architecture.

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With no admission fee, I bet you’d want to visit here over and again as time permits.

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Then red/crimson carpet added drama even further.

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Those details were just amazing..

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I ended up visiting this place three times..

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Even manhole covers looked sublime and special.

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As with all other Mosques, there are water tabs lined outside for people to clean themselves up before praying.
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