galloway forest park, scotland

Sculpture, Galloway Forest Park, Scotland by Matt Baker & Doug Cocker

Turkey-Istanbul. Sultan Ahmet Camii, or Blue Mosque, one of the most beautiful mosques in the world, she has six towering minarets and a true "cascade of domes."

islamic-art-and-quotes: “Aerial View of the New Mosque (Yeni Camii) in Istanbul, Turkey (Ottoman Architecture) [This photo was earlier incorrectly labelled as the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Turkey.] Originally found on: islamic-cultures ”

Cristoforo Buondelmonti's 1422 map of Constantinople. In addition to accurately showing the major landmarks, such as the Hagia Sophia and the complex system of double walls and defensive chains, the map illustrates how depopulated the beleagured city had become, with large spaces between buildings being given over to farming. The city has about 50,000 inhabitants when it fell to the Ottomans in 1453, in comparison with 400,000 in the eleventh century.

Constantinople

Map of Constantinople (modern Istanbul), by Florentine cartographer Cristoforo Buondelmonti. The oldest surviving map of the city, and the only surviving map which predates the Turkish conquest of Constantinople in

Underground Cistern Istanbul,Turkey #photography #travel #architecture

Freezing in Morocco (Part 9): Sightseeing in El Jadida

Underground cistern Istanbul-Turkey Basilica Cistern September 2014 The pillars were taken from other sites so are not all the same

Things to do in Istanbul – Visit the Underground Cistern. The columns, were recycled from the Roman era. See the columns supported by giant Medusa head.  http://mikestravelguide.com/things-to-do-in-istanbul-visit-the-underground-cistern-basilica-cistern/

Things to do in Istanbul – Visit the Underground Cistern Basilica. The columns, were recycled from the Roman era. See the columns supported by giant Medusa head.

Istanbul, Obelisk of Theodosius. The Obelisk of Theodosius (Turkish: Dikilitaş) is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Tutmoses III re-erected in the Hippodrome of Constantinople.

Istanbul, Obelisk of Theodosius. One of the most ancient monuments I've ever seen. Pretty amazing and pretty humbling in its antiquity!

On May 29, 1453 the Ottoman Turkish army, under the leadership of Mehmed II (Mahomet II) broke Constantinople’s defensive walls, captured Constantinople and killed the Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos.  With the death of Constantine XI, the Byzantine Empire came to an end, as did the older Roman Empire.  The image is of Sultan Mehmed II by Gentile Bellini 1480, which is held at the National Gallery, London.

Sultan Mehmet II by Venetian artist Gentile Bellini, oil on canvas, cm in).

Ancient Egyptian Art on Dark Egyptian Papyrus. Unique Handmade Art For Sale at arkangallery.com | Title: "Horus" | Size: 16" x 24" | www.arkangallery.com

Horus | Ancient Egyptian Papyrus Painting

Ancient Egyptian Art on Dark Egyptian Papyrus. Unique Handmade Art For Sale at arkangallery.com | Title: "Horus" | Size: 16" x 24" | www.arkangallery.com

Byzantine art: Byzantine gold earring, 12th century Byzantine gold earring with enameled bird, 12th century; in the British Museum, London.

Byzantine art: Byzantine gold earring, century Byzantine gold earring with enameled bird, century; in the British Museum, London.

Civilization door. Beylerbeyi Palace Istanbul, Turkey

"The Civilization Door", Beylerbeyi Palace, Istanbul - Turkey

1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

Fishpond Australia, The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West by Roger Crowley. Buy Books online: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West, ISBN Roger Crowley

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