Blue Mosque

I took this shot sometime ago now, back in September 2010 to be precise. It depicts the magnificent Sultan Ahmed Mosque (popularly known as the Blue Mosque) semi-silhouetted against a fairly dramatic Istanbul sky.

Blue Mosque

So why, I hear you ask, am I now posting images taken two and half years ago? Well I shall tell you….

I’ve been inspired to look again at some of the shots from our Istanbul trip, because an artist friend of ours – Tilly Wilkinson – mentioned to me the other day that she liked the images from this collection, but couldn’t find them on my website. Unfortunately these fell victim (like a few hundred other photos) to the decision I made when I started blogging on WordPress not to post a whole load of shots from my back catalogue, but instead to choose some for my galleries and then to move forward with new images. So although I do have a couple of shots of the Blue Mosque in my Architecture gallery, that is about it…..until now…..:0).

Suitably enthused I shall post some more images from our Istanbul adventure over the next few days and weeks… watch out for those if you’re interested. In fact I may (in those rare lean periods when new work is a little thin on the ground) look to see what other photographic gems I can unearth from the past and share them with you too.

© Mark Simms Photography (2013)

5 Responses to “Blue Mosque”

    • Mark Simms

      Thanks…:0). It’s a truly great city and definitely somewhere we would visit again. East meets West may be a cliche, but its a perfect description for Istanbul – its geographically accurate and it sums up the nature of the city: at times familiar and then at others totally foreign. It’s a great city to walk around and is full of life, in fact it never seems to sleep. One tip: the Grand Bazaar is fascinating, if a little touristy, but you must visit and engage in a little haggling. If you want a more authentic experience, then head for the Spice Bazaar near the waterfront. I’ll be posting a few more shots from our visit, so hopefully they’ll inspire you even more. I look forward to seeing the photos from your trip. Enjoy…..:0).

      • unsouthernbelle

        I look forward to seeing them! I’d love to visit the Spice Market. I’m very excited to get there.

  1. caleephotography

    Very nice shot, I like the backlight and the unusual angle! I was there in October 2010 and it was freezing, everyone said it had been warm just until that week so I think you were lucky. 🙂 It’s a beautiful city! I look forward to see more of your shots from that trip!


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