Şemsi Paşa Mosque

Şemsi Ahmet Paşa mosque interior

This is a window in the Şemsi Paşa Mosque on the Üsküdar waterfront, on the Asian side of Istanbul. This mosque was built in 1580 under the architect Mimar Sinan, who was also responsible for the Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) and hundreds of other structures throughout the fifty years he acted as chief civil engineer for the Ottoman sultans. Üsküdar is another good place to get lost in.