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(January 1st - December 31st, 2006)

Alessandro Ugazio

The Nuragic Well Temple of Santa Cristina

Yilmaz Tufan

Istanbul Bosphorus View from Ortaköy Square

Ortaköy, Istanbul, Turkey

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Ortaköy Square and Ortaköy (Big Mecidiye) Mosque

The mosque is located on the shores of the Bosphorus in Ortaköy. It was built in 1853 by the architect, Nikoğos Balyan, during the reign of Sultan Abdülmecid. The mosque is designed in Baroque style and has a fine location. It is composed of intimate rooms and a private area for sultans. The wide and tall windows were designed to let in light from all around the Bosphorus. It has two minarets each with a single gallery that are be reached by a flight of stairs. The walls are made of white stone. The walls of the mosque's only dome were decorated with pink mosaics. It recess in the wall of the kiblah was made of marble and decorated with mosaics, and the pulpit where the preacher stands was made with porphyry-covered marble.

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