It's truly so hard to describe in words The Blue Mosque from Istanbul. It was my first contact with the Muslim world, architecture, religion...When I first saw the way this mosque looked like on the web...I couldn't believe I was going to actually see it ... it seemed so imposing, so overwhelming, so nothing like I've ever seen before. To step in it and around and being able to admire it in all it's glory, was a unique experience. I don't know if pictures will do the mosque any credit (probably it won't), but at least I can share my joy with you! You'll find some info about it too below! :)
On the sides of the mosque, people who want to enter in can wash their feet...well,... at least Muslim people have to do it. It is said that this process purifies the body and soul.
Just look at the thickness of that minaret!! Incredible!
Time to put the shoes back on and keep on moving on! :)
Next stop is....