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The Prayer Area Of The Blue Mosque In Istanbul Stock Photo 159768202Istanbul,Architectural Column,Awe,Ceiling,Color Image,Consumerproduct,Day,Famous Place,Hospice,Illuminated,Islam,Majestic,Mosque,No People,Outdoors,Photography,Place of Worship,Praying,Spirituality,Travel Destinations,Turkey - Middle East,VerticalPhotographer Andrew RowatCollection: The Image Bank © 2009 Andrew Rowat. All Rights Reserved.Pictured is the prayer area of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (also known as the Blue Mosque) in Istanbul, Turkey. The mosque has high domed ceilings with elaborately painted tiles and a very large light fixture hanging from chains. Finished in 1616, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque received the nickname ?Blue Mosque? for the decorative blue tiles on the interior walls. It also includes the tomb of the founder and a hospice. It has since become a popular tourist attraction.