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Inside Blue Mosque Istanbul Constantinople Large HDR Panorama | by zoutedrop
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Inside Blue Mosque Istanbul Constantinople Large HDR Panorama

Panorama stitched from 3 exposures inside the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultanahmet Camii) is a historical mosque in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey (also known as Constantinople), and the capital of the Ottoman Empire (from 1453 to 1923). The mosque is one of several mosques known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built between 1609 and 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque has become one of the greatest tourist attractions of Istanbul.

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Taken on September 22, 2008