The Blue Mosque of Istanbul is also called the Sultan Ahmed Mosque

The Blue Mosque of Istanbul is also called the Sultan Ahmed Mosque

It was built in 1616

It was built in 1616

The Blue Mosque - as seen from the fountain

The Blue Mosque - as seen from the fountain

A busy Evening in the Sultanahmet Square

A busy Evening in the Sultanahmet Square

Myself - in front of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Myself - in front of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque

The Blue Mosque - Tree

The Blue Mosque - Tree

Exterior of the mosque

Exterior of the mosque

The Blue Mosque - one of the entry doors from the main road

The Blue Mosque - one of the entry doors from the main road

This Door leads to the courtyard

This Door leads to the courtyard

Inside the courtyard of the mosque

Inside the courtyard of the mosque

One of the minarets of the mosque

One of the minarets of the mosque

Ceiling of the hall which is next to the courtyard

Ceiling of the hall which is next to the courtyard

Side hall in the background

Side hall in the background

Busy Evening in the courtyard of the Ble Mosque

Busy Evening in the courtyard of the Ble Mosque

An arch above the main door to the prayer hall

An arch above the main door to the prayer hall

Main door to the prayer hall - design and calligraphy

Main door to the prayer hall - design and calligraphy

Hall of the mosque

Hall of the mosque

Tourists waiting to get inside

Tourists waiting to get inside

Roof drains of the mosque

Roof drains of the mosque

Inner dome of the mosque

Inner dome of the mosque

Interior of the Blue Mosque

Interior of the Blue Mosque

Tis inscription says - hard worker is the friend of God

Tis inscription says - hard worker is the friend of God

Lights - hanging from the ceiling

Lights - hanging from the ceiling

Main dome of the mosque

Main dome of the mosque

This dome has distinctive blue colour

This dome has distinctive blue colour

Close up of the dome

Close up of the dome

Interior of the mosque

Interior of the mosque

Area above the mehrab of the mosque

Area above the mehrab of the mosque

Low lights inside the mosque

Low lights inside the mosque

Small lights in the main prayer hall

Small lights in the main prayer hall

Iznik tiles are used to give blue colour

Iznik tiles are used to give blue colour

Combination of patterns and blue colour

Combination of patterns and blue colour

Domes of different sizes

Domes of different sizes

Interior of the Mosque - domes

Interior of the Mosque - domes

A combination of blue and red colours

A combination of blue and red colours

A pillar - inside the main hall

A pillar - inside the main hall

Stained glass windows of the Blue Mosque

Stained glass windows of the Blue Mosque

Pillars and domes - side view

Pillars and domes - side view

Ceiling of the main hall

Ceiling of the main hall

An arch with a stained glass window in background

An arch with a stained glass window in background

Blue tiles give this mosque the name of Blue Mosque

Blue tiles give this mosque the name of Blue Mosque

Glorious dome of the mosque

Glorious dome of the mosque

Tourists inside the main hall

Tourists inside the main hall

Visitors seen walking between the Blue Mosque and Sultanahmet Square

Visitors seen walking between the Blue Mosque and Sultanahmet Square

A small garden of the Blue Mosque and path leading to the Hagia Sofia

A small garden of the Blue Mosque and path leading to the Hagia Sofia

Mosque seen from the Sultan Ahmet Park

Mosque seen from the Sultan Ahmet Park

The Blue Mosque at dusk

The Blue Mosque at dusk

The Blue Mosque at night

The Blue Mosque at night