06/06/2008

Yesil Mosque window


A window of the Yesil Cami (Green Mosque). The mosque was built at the beginning of the 15th century and was where the Sultan went to pray. It has survived several earthquakes.

Inside is very beautiful, with many coloured tiles like the ones you can see here. Originally these tiles were green, giving the mosque its name, but with time the colour has faded to a kind of turqoise blue.

1 comment:

Julie said...

I have a real fetish for doors and windows and the treatments that people employ. I have just seen the film "Edge of Heaven" - not thought of Turkey as a holiday destination prior to that.