Blue Mosque detail in the early morning light (Istanbul, Turkey). The Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii), while still an active place of prayer, is one of the most popular attractions in Istanbul, Turkey. It is known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles over much of the interior. The Blue Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. The architect incorporated the ideas of his mentor, Sinan, in the design of the mosque, aiming for overwhelming size and splendor. It has 6 minarets which were initially a matter of contention since 4 minarets were the common maximum. The Blue Mosque incorporates some Byzantine elements of the neighboring Hagia Sophia with traditional Islamic architecture. The facade of the forecourt is...
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My twin loves of photography and travel emerged early in life. I remember being enchanted by rare trips to an airport to meet an arriving flight, and equally enchanted by a train trip on the California Zephyr from Denver to Salt Lake City. Clearly, I wanted to go places! On these trips I had my trusty Kodak Instamatic camera, with those funky flash cubes! But almost as soon as I could, I was out traveling on my own! Luckily this coincided with an interest in 35 mm photography which I learned on my own and from friends. I can remember taking dozens of rolls of film on every trip...black and white and color in every ISO I thought I'd need!
Fast forward to 2008 after multiple academic...
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