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Edirne is a city in Eastern Thrace, the northwestern part of Turkey, close to the borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Edirne served as the capital city of the Ottoman Empire from 1365 to 1453, before Constantinople (Istanbul) became the empire’s new capital. At present, Edirne is the capital of the Edirne Province in Turkish Thrace.
Selimiye Mosque (Selimiye Camii) in the central square dominates the skyline of the city, built on a slightly higher hill than its surroundings, although a play on dimensions makes the exterior sight of the building smaller as you get closer to it. A grandiose piece of art by Sinan, the Ottoman architect of 16th century, Selimiye is usually considered the zenith of Ottoman architecture and has been listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2011.

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Featured in Where on Earth is This Jan 30, 2013

Featured in Turkey and Turks around the World Febr 1st, 2013


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  • Vitta
    Vittaover 1 year ago

    Magnificent work!!!

  • Thanks, appreciate your lovely comment

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  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 1 year ago

    nice catch

  • Thanks very much, George

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 1 year ago

    what a wonderful picture Maria!!!!!!

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  • rasim1
    rasim1over 1 year ago

    Well captured.I think there is Edirne city.I went to Edirne 3-4 years ago.The pigeon is very good front of the ground pool.

  • Thanks very much. Yes, this is Edirne. I made a one-day trip this summer. I saw many fountains, just perfect for the summer heat…

    – Maria1606

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    Excellent, Maria!

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thanks, Audrey

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  • Joyce Knorz
    Joyce Knorzover 1 year ago

    lovely bright sunny photo..instant Fave..

  • Thanks very much, Joyce.

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  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthover 1 year ago

    Thank you for adding your work to the group – we look forward to seeing more!
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  • Thanks

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  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 1 year ago

    Lovely scene and capture Maria :)

  • Thanks very much

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  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanover 1 year ago

  • Thank you very much!! Cheers, Maria

    – Maria1606

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