Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

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Mihrimah Sultan Camii is in Üsküdar (a district of Istanbul on the Asian side). Another grand Ottoman mosque designed by Mimar Sinan, completed in 1548 (and recently restored). This is the first of two mosques built for Mihrimah Sultan (Ottoman princess, an interesting character in Ottoman history), daughter of Süleyman the Magnificent. More info here and here.

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.