Project 365: Day 233 – The blue mosque, is red inside.

19th February 2015 – Istanbul, Turkey

The snow has begun its onslaught, and I am stuck on a precipice
A wicked ledge, from which I can see, but can’t feel.
But a mosque, that had its name in blue, spread a red carpet.
I had a prayer on my lips. I think I did kneel.
Istanbul, Turkey, travel, blue mosque, mosque, photography

Inside the blue mosque, it is red!! – Istanbul, Turkey

The snow showed no signs of waning today, as it kept piling and piling.

Fortunately, I met an old French friend from Singapore, who was also travelling in Istanbul, and we managed to go out for a little bit, against the blinding snow. The sultanahmet area has a lot of things to see, but unfortunately, the snow made it difficult for us to walk, as I kept slipping.

So, me and Aurelia walked into the blue mosque. Mainly to stay a little warm from the snow.

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is popularly called the blue mosque because of the blue tiles that decorate the interior walls. This is a little bit of the misnomer, because blue forms only a very little part of the overall mosque colour, in my opinion. But I have been fascinated by this mosque for a while, especially since Pope Benedict  XVI prayed here in 2006, making it one of the few muslim places in the world to be honoured with a papal visit.

Nevertheless, the mosque was a good getaway in the snow. The red carpet kept us warm, where we sat for a while, too scared to even step out.

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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