Yeni Cami ( New Mosque )
Yeni Cami ( New Mosque ) Istanbul Reviews
A place of Beauty and Faith Oct 18, 2014
The Yeni Cami , meaning New Mosque, is a simply beautiful structure, a mosque, situated on the famous Golden Horn of Istanbul. It is sitting on the edge of the bridge to Karakoy and adjacent to the Spice Market.
This structure is an Ottoman Imperial Mosque that was partially reconstructed in 1660 and opened in 1665.
Like every other mosque its minarets are imposing and are like a song of welcome to the visitor. These tall spires are very impressive, rising into the sky like lighting rods of faith.
Coming across the bridge from Karakoy one gets the feeling of power and majesty. I have to admit that each and every mosque has appeal to me. I am biased towards churches and mosques, it seems.
Next to the Sprice Bazaar it seems to be an oasis of calm in a very busy area. Perhaps the truth is that very fact.
One removes shoes and garments are provided, shawls and djaballahs to enter the mosque in accordance with respect for the faith.
Inside, the eyes are treated to beautiful works of art. The ceilings are explosive and one has the feeling of being in a powerful place.
I will not try to describe the works of art, because that is what the domes represent. Hopefully, my photos will tell the story.
Is this place of worship worthy of a visit..Most Certainly !
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