Yeni Camii

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This is the interior of the Yeni Camii, or New Mosque, around dusk. It is hardly new, as construction was completed about 1665. Here you can see the main dome and three of the four semi-domes that surround it (the main dome is more than 100 ft high… it is impressive). There are 66 domes and semi-domes in this mosque. The inside of the mosque is thick with Iznik tiles (but not nearly as thick as in the Rüstem Paşa Camii). The exterior looks like this.


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This is a shot of the dome of the ablution fountain in the courtyard and several smaller domes on the mosque.

Egyptian Bazaar vendor calls

Here are two vendors in the Egyptian Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı), a.k.a. the Spice Bazaar. The market is located next to the Yeni Camii (New Mosque) in Eminönü on the historic peninsula. The first selection is a lokum (Turkish Delight) vendor. The second is a walnut vendor. The lokum vendor has a regular shop; the walnut vendor has just set up his walnut bins on the street. They were both doing brisk business after sundown on a Saturday evening.