Monday, July 23, 2012

A FEW RELIGIOUS SITES - ISTANBUL


The Whirling Dervish Ceremony
A form of prayer through music and dance


The Whirling Dervishes






One of six minarets surrounding the Blue Mosque

Call to prayer (5 times daily) is heard through speakers placed on minarets such as this one


Mosque of Suleyman



Faucets outside the mosque for washing
Mosque of Suleyman


Mosque of Suleyman



The Women's Prayer Section
Mosque of Suleyman



                                                                 Hagia Sophia
             Originally built as a Christian church, then turned into a mosque, now it's a museum
                                      The current structure was rebuilt shortly after532





                                                                        Hagia Sophia



                                                                    Hagia Sophia                   



                                                                 The Splendid Door
                                                                      Hagia Sophia



                                                                      Baptismal Font
                                                                       Hagia Sophia


3 comments:

Lady Bardfan said...

What about your amazing pictures of the Blue Mosque? Or are you saving those for a post just about it? These are great pictures. I am still amazed at that huge baptisimal font!

Mary Ronan Drew said...

That door really is splendid, isn't it! Along with the rest of your photos.

Kim said...

Leslie: It is overwhelming go through all of the pictures! I was saving a few of the Blue Mosque for a later post which is now complete.

Mary: Thank you!