The Beauty of the Dome 1

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    Interior of Selimiye Mosque. The dome of Selimiye Camii is 31.5 centimeters in diameter. Its circumference surpasses that of Aya Sofya in Istanbul by a few centimeters, and Sinan considered the dome to be his lifetime achievement. Eight huge pillars set in an octagonal pattern support the dome and allow for the many small windows that illuminate the mosque's interior. The dome hangs 44 meters above the floor at its highest point, and is decorated with florid paintwork and Arabic script proclaiming the glory of Allah.

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    1. elif ayse ages ago | reply

      tüm açıları cok iyi belirlemişsiniz. hepsi çok sanatlı. tebrikler

    2. EEY ages ago | reply

      cok tesekkur ederim...

    3. DoctorButtsMD ages ago | reply

      I love the detail of this photo!

    4. EEY ages ago | reply

      thank you all...

    5. Moign Khawaja 115 months ago | reply

      Simply magnificent!

    6. Moign Khawaja 115 months ago | reply

      Hi! This photo has been featured on my blog about the Birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Please have a look at web.me.com/neomartian. Feel free to contact me if you have any queries through my website. Due credit has being given to your photo. Thanks.

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