Friday, June 13, 2014

the magnificent mimar sinan

The Selimiye Camii in Edirne is believed by many to be the masterpiece of chief Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, the Michelangelo of the Ottoman Empire. Mimar Sinan built over 300 structures from mosques to bridges, under the patronage of three sultans.

The imposing, stoic exterior offers no hint of the light and colour that lives inside that great dome.


Rob Dunlavey said...

Almost daily: new glorious wonders from your travels. This mosque is awesome. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

beautiful domes, ceilings, mosques, cool shots, interesting blog.

szaza said...

Thank you both!
It is a lovely mosque isn't it?