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The Blue Mosque takes its name from the thousands of blue tiles that adorn its walls.
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(Earth Views): Turkey Istanbul Blue Mosque aka Sultanahmet Camii world heritage site interior SEW.jpg
D= [Sep 5, 2003]; S=3MB, 1226x1824; T=JPEG image [MIME:image/jpeg];
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Key: D= file date of exhibit; S= size in bytes, XxY pixels, etc; T= type of exhibit; L= location/time or viewpoint of exhibit (if known).

  • turkey = .tr, Türkei, Turquía, Turquie, Turquia, Turchia = Adjective "Turkish".


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Places and sights from around the Earth, catalogued by location, including views and scenery natural and artificial, rural and urban, ugly and beautiful.

This gives a feel of what particular parts of the world are like.

See also Aloha Earth to zoom in on on a map of the Earth to locate exhibits, and our travel section.

Variants Of This Exhibit

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Thumbnail[has location information] Turkey Istanbul Blue Mosque aka Sultanahmet Camii world heritage site exterior SEW.jpg (Earth Views)

  • turkey = .tr, Türkei, Turquía, Turquie, Turquia, Turchia

There is an apocrophal story (probably not true) that when the Sultan commissioned the Blue Mosque, he asked for a golden (altın) minaret.   However, the architect, Mehmed Aga, misheard him and thought he had asked for six (altı) minarets, and that is what he built.

Some Similar Exhibits

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Thumbnail[has location information] Turkey Hattusha Hittite capital world heritage site Yerkapi rampart steps to the top 1 SEW.jpg (Earth Views)

  • turkey = .tr, Türkei, Turquía, Turquie, Turquia, Turchia

Hattusha aka Hattushash, Hattuşa, Hattuşaş, Boğazköy and Boğazkale.

 


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