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  1. Mahfil

    Snapshot Title: Mahfil
    Taken by: patrick malloy

    Image: Sultanahmet Camii
    Image Owner: patrick malloy



    Description:

    The muezzin (and/or Qu'ran reader) sits atop the mafil. Distinguished people sit inside during prayer. It can also serve a a place for study when people are not performing prayer.



  2. Clock

    Snapshot Title: Clock
    Taken by: patrick malloy

    Image: Sultanahmet Camii
    Image Owner: patrick malloy



    Description:

    Man standing by the mosque clock. The times of prayer are not fixed, but vary with sunrise and sun set. As a consequence the actual time of prayer varies over the course of the year. Clocks are often ...



  3. glass lantern

    Snapshot Title: glass lantern
    Taken by: patrick malloy

    Image: Sultanahmet Camii
    Image Owner: patrick malloy



    Description:

    One of many from suspended chanderlier



  4. stained glass window

    Snapshot Title: stained glass window
    Taken by: patrick malloy

    Image: Sultanahmet Camii
    Image Owner: patrick malloy



    Description:

    Stained glass windows, originally from Venice on the qibla wall



  5. Central decoration of one of the four half domes

    Snapshot Title: Central decoration of one of the four half domes
    Taken by: patrick malloy

    Image: Sultanahmet Camii
    Image Owner: patrick malloy



    Description:

    Half roundel from one of the half domes abutting the central dome. It echoes the sun-motif of the central roundel.



  6. Center of the main dome

    Snapshot Title: Center of the main dome
    Taken by: patrick malloy

    Image: Sultanahmet Camii
    Image Owner: patrick malloy



    Description:

    Roundel from the central dome of the Sultanahmet Camii. Note the sun-like motif.



  7. Elephant's foot

    Snapshot Title: Elephant's foot
    Taken by: patrick malloy

    Image: Sultanahmet Camii
    Image Owner: patrick malloy



    Description:

    The central dome is supported by four massive pilars that were called "elephant's feet."



  8. Mihrab and Minbar

    Snapshot Title: Mihrab and Minbar
    Taken by: patrick malloy

    Image: Sultanahmet Camii
    Image Owner: patrick malloy



    Description:

    The mihrab (center) and minbar immediately to the right. Suspended chandelier above the men in the foreground..



  9. ornamental tiles

    Snapshot Title: ornamental tiles
    Taken by: patrick malloy

    Image: Sultanahmet Camii
    Image Owner: patrick malloy



    Description:

    The Sultanahmet Camii contains over 20,000 ornamental Iznik tiles. The construction of the mosque required so many tiles that it exhausted the potters of Iznik’s ability to produce them



  10. Muhammad

    Snapshot Title: Muhammad
    Taken by: patrick malloy

    Image: Sultanahmet Camii
    Image Owner: patrick malloy



    Description:

    Located above and to the right of mihrab and below the central dome, this roundel reads: “Muhammad, Peace be upon Him.”



  11. Allah

    Snapshot Title: Allah
    Taken by: patrick malloy

    Image: Sultanahmet Camii
    Image Owner: patrick malloy



    Description:

    Located above and to the left of mihrab and below the central dome, this roundel reads: “Allah….”



  12. Sultanahmet Camii

    Snapshot Title: Sultanahmet Camii
    Taken by: patrick malloy

    Image: Sultanahmet Camii
    Image Owner: patrick malloy



    Description:

    Istanbul Turkey, Summer 2009



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