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Prayer at Sultanahmet Mosque by Jens Helmstedt

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Prayer at Sultanahmet Mosque, also well known as Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Built 1609-16 under the reign of Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I. by the architect Mehmed Aga.

Lively traces of history can be found in the old quarters of Istanbul around the impressive buildings of the 15th until the early 20th Century, when the metropolis at the Bosporus was the capital of the Ottoman Empire.

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  • peaceofthenorth
    peaceofthenorthover 5 years ago

    hey Jens …thanks for the comments…now my turn….this I would categorize as a B/W masterpiece…30 yrs ago when I started photography all I would take was B/W’s because I remember seeing Photos like this…your use of light and tones and lines is so good …you have a lot to offer to younger photographers who want to learn…BRAVO….my wife also loves this …Steve

  • Hi Steve, thank you very much for your nice words here. I´m happy your wife and you likes this photo. My best wishes! Jens

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasover 5 years ago

    a nicely done b/w image. good composition and perspective. Very informative description. Thanks for sharing with the Art of the Middle East group.

  • Thank you so much Eyal, have a nice time!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Dane Austin
    Dane Austinover 5 years ago

    Lovely photo. I appreciate the opportunity to see the inside of the Mosque, something I would probably not ever have seen.

  • Thank you Dane, glad you like it. Maybe soon I will add some more inside views of mosques to my portfolio.

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasover 5 years ago

    Grandiose subject, beautiful image Jens!

  • Thank you so much for your nice comment Doreen!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    fabulous indeed,cheers;

  • Thank you a lot for your visit and nice comments Scott!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • shannondonovan
    shannondonovanover 5 years ago


  • Thank you very much!!!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Maureen Bloesch
    Maureen Bloeschover 5 years ago

    lovely shot!

  • Thanks again Maureen!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • LorenaLo
    LorenaLoover 5 years ago

    Extremely well done B&W, many congrats!!

  • Thank you very much for your wonderful words Lorena!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • A. L.
    A. L.about 5 years ago


  • A. L.
    A. L.about 5 years ago

    oops my last message got cut off :p

    was going to say that the detail is amazing!

  • Thank you very much for your kind comment!

    – Jens Helmstedt

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