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Muslim at prayer in Ortaköy Mosque — Fotopedia
I don't mean to offend anyone by photographing people at prayer and on this trip we only took photographs when it was clear we were allowed to. In this mosque someone official approached us and told us we could take photographs if we wanted to.





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Ortaköy Mosque, officially the Büyük Mecidiye Camii (Grand Imperial Mosque of Sultan Abdülmecid) in İstanbul, is situated at the waterside of the Ortaköy pier square, one of the most popular locations on the Bosphorus.

The original Ortaköy Mosque was built in the 18th century. The current mosque, which was erected in its place, was ordered by Sultan Abdülmecid and built between 1854 and 1856. Its architects were Armenian father and son Garabet Amira Balyan and Nigoğayos Balyan, who designed it in Neo-Baroque style.

The wide, high windows let the ever-changing light reflections of the Bosphorus shine in the mosque.
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Mosquée d'Ortaköy

La mosquée d'Ortaköy, officiellement Grande mosquée Mecidiye (Büyük Mecidiye Camii, en turc), est une mosquée d'Istanbul en Turquie, située sur la pointe du Defterdar dans le quartier d'Ortaköy, signifiant littéralement le « village au milieu », en référence à l'avancée légère que constitue le quartier dans les eaux du Bosphore. Située au bord de la rive européenne du détroit qui sépare Asie et Europe, elle est construite en style néobaroque entre 1854 et 1855 par les architectes arméniens Garabet Amira Balyan et son fils Nikoğos Balyan pour le sultan Abdülmecit Ier. De 1970 à 1973, le pont du Bosphore est édifié à proximité et forme aujourd'hui un arrière-plan insolite.


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