The Blue Mosque, 2014

What an incredible sight!

At dusk we found the Blue Mosque.  What an incredible sight!

Words failed us when we saw the beauty of this historic mosque, which was built in the early 1600s, during the rule of Ahmed I.

Rachel in the courtyard, in front of those lovely arches.

Rachel in the courtyard, in front of those lovely arches.

It is called the Blue Mosque because of the tiles used to adorn this holy place, which is called Sultanahmet Cami in Turkish.

Dusk at the Bue Mosque

Dusk at the Bue Mosque

Fountains outside the Blue Mosque

Fountains outside the Blue Mosque

For more information on the Blue Mosque, go to their website at http://www.bluemosque.co.  But for now, just enjoy the sights of this wonderful place through our eyes.

Inside the Blue Mosque, the ladies must cover, since it is a place of prayer.

Inside the Blue Mosque, the ladies must cover, since it is a place of prayer.

The Blue Mosque offers visitors incredible beauty inside, at every angle.

The Blue Mosque offers visitors incredible beauty inside, at every angle.

Inside, lights have been placed throughout the Mosque

Inside, lights have been placed throughout the Mosque.

The dome from the inside

The dome from the inside

Above the door, inside the Mosque.

Above the door, inside the Mosque.

Mitch capturing the minarets at night

Mitch capturing the beautiful and intricate designs inside.

L to R: Mitchell Yamrus, Rachel Gill, Paige Trust, Amanda Bast, Robin Sorber, Chase English

L to R: Mitchell Yamrus, Rachel Gill, Paige Trust, Amanda Bast, Robin Sorber, Chase English

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