Comments on: Panorama of the Week: New Mosque (Yeni Camii), Istanbul http://uncorneredmarket.com/istanbul-yeni-camii-panorama/ travel wide, live deep Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:17:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/istanbul-yeni-camii-panorama/#comment-317185 Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:32:54 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9751#comment-317185 @Samuel: Istanbul definitely has its share of wonderful and wonderfully colorful architecture, especially when it comes to interiors. That’s the thing about the New Mosque, it doesn’t get quite the coverage that the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia (or Aya Sofya, if you like) do, but it’s impressive and visit-worthy nonetheless.

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By: Samuelhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/istanbul-yeni-camii-panorama/#comment-294259 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 11:17:34 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9751#comment-294259 I have been in Istanbul once and I am so impressed by the architecture, especially the Blue Mosque and the St Sofia. Great places to visit!

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/istanbul-yeni-camii-panorama/#comment-287134 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 20:07:30 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9751#comment-287134 @Sutapa: The New Mosque was built in the 16th century, which of course makes it not so new. Your second question is especially interesting…visitors are allowed in, non-Muslims, too. It’s all very open and friendly — just a request to take off one’s shoes and for women to cover their heads. For visitors who happen to be unfamiliar with Islam, Istanbul’s New Mosque offers a beautiful visual introduction.

In the New Mosque, there’s a front or foyer area where visitors are allowed, beyond which there’s a prayer area in which only Muslims are allowed.

@Julia: Glad you like the panorama. Was a very nice experience.

We had our share of street food, but haven’t had hamsi in Karaköy fish market. Next time. Not enough time in Istanbul of course as we recovered from our trip to Crete and prepared for our trip to Iran, which we are on currently.

@Azeem: Glad you like it. Istanbul’s New Mosque is certainly worth a visit. Its construction began in 1597, finished in 1663.

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By: Azeem Ahmed @ Travel Tamedhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/istanbul-yeni-camii-panorama/#comment-285024 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 05:08:12 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9751#comment-285024 Beautiful Panorama and a great mosque. The interior are so welcoming. Istanbul is a great place i believe. Should visit the mosque if i am there soon. Any info you have on how old is this mosque or when was it built?

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By: Juliahttp://uncorneredmarket.com/istanbul-yeni-camii-panorama/#comment-283783 Sat, 29 Oct 2011 18:04:23 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9751#comment-283783 Seems like everyone is in Turkey at the moment. Hope you enjoy Istanbul – especially all the great street food. Have you managed to have hamsi at the Karaköy fish market? Don’t miss it if not.

Love your panorama of Yeni Camii.

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By: Sutapa Chattopadhyayhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/istanbul-yeni-camii-panorama/#comment-283153 Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:57:51 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9751#comment-283153 Btw, in Turkey you are allowed inside mosques (just a curiosity question)? Since you guys are non-muslims. In some places non-muslims are not allowed in.

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By: Sutapa Chattopadhyayhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/istanbul-yeni-camii-panorama/#comment-283147 Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:48:04 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9751#comment-283147 Beautiful mosque. When was it built?

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/istanbul-yeni-camii-panorama/#comment-283124 Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:38:32 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9751#comment-283124 @Shawn: You’re so right – seems like every time we turn a corner we came across another beautiful mosque. Thanks for the suggestions for Rustem Pasha and Sulemaniye!

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By: Shawnhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/istanbul-yeni-camii-panorama/#comment-283076 Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:59:23 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9751#comment-283076 Istanbul has tons of beautiful mosques. Check out Rustem Pasha and Sulemaniye as well. My wife and I had a chance to pray in almost all of them.

Shawn

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/istanbul-yeni-camii-panorama/#comment-283013 Fri, 28 Oct 2011 09:28:27 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9751#comment-283013 @Dean: Istanbul (and Turkey in general) is certainly worth a visit. But it’s a big city. It’s possible to spend over a week here easily. We just happen to have a few days, so we’re visiting some of the areas that we are unfamiliar with and staying in a part of the city (Taksim) that we haven’t stayed in before.

And you’ll find your share of mosques, for sure.

Glad to hear that you are enjoying the panoramas. Colorful and culturally relevant interiors like this one are pretty satisfying to shoot.

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