Friday, September 25, 2009

Eduardo Daniel

The design of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque is the culmination of two centuries of both Ottoman mosque and Byzantine church development. It incorporates some Byzantine elements of the neighboring Hagia Sophia with traditional Islamic architecture and is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period. The architect has ably synthesized the ideas of his master Sinan, aiming for overwhelming size, majesty and splendour, but the interior lacks his creative thinking. During the rule of Ahmed I, Sultan Ahmed mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 CE. Designed by architect Sedefkar Mehmet Aga, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque is considered to be the last example of classical Ottoman architecture.
After the Peace of Zsitvatorok and the unfavourable result of the wars with Persia, Sultan Ahmed I decided to build a large mosque in Istanbul to placate Allah. This would be the first imperial mosque in more than fourty years. Whereas his predecessors had paid for their mosques with their war booty, Sultan Ahmed I had to withdraw the funds from the treasury, because he had not won any notable victories. This provoked the anger of the ulema, the Muslim legal scholars.

In my opinion
In the image it is possible to see, the interior part of this mosque, they are architectural impressive examples, where every detail of painting can be seen in the whole wall. The part of the crystals can be observed figures, which call very much the attention. It seemed to me to be interesting to speak about this part in it specifies, since, I am called very much the attention, every form that the things have is inside. It seemed that it has sublevels and I imagine like serious to see the things from there, it would be the only experience. This mosque begins of marble, is a stone that at present is very expensive and difficult to obtain. Imagine all that they were late in constructing this great monument, which is recognized worldwide. In his interior the roof is redressed in enormous blue rollers. This beautiful building of blue alive and green color of the mosaics that decorate the top part and the domes of the mosque, is the only mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, which possesses six minarets, which indicates his high hierarchy in the Moslem world since that of Mecca, in Arabia, is the maxim and has in addition seven minarets.

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