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Suleymaniye mosque courtyard

We kind of stumbled upon this gorgeous mosque, thinking it was the Blue Mosque. No: the Blue Mosque is a bit south of here, within spitting distance of the Ayasofia. But this one is equally spectacular. Designed by the famous architect Sinan, this one was built in 1550-1557 in honor of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. When we arrived, it was quiet-- just us and a small group of German tourists-- which made it all the more grand.

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