|Iznik tiles work|
It is easy to reach this mosque, from Sultanahmet, we took a tram and alighted at the Eminönü tram station. The mosque is adjacent to the Spice Bazaar and overlooking the harbour next to Galata Bridge. You will be amazed with hundreds of pigeons on the yard between the Spice Bazaar and Yeni Camii. Like any other Ottoman mosques the exterior has a huge courtyard, two tall minarets and cascades of domes (66 domes), whilst the interior is decorated with blue, green and white Iznik tiles and marble. Although the tiles decorations are considered to be somewhat inferior to other mosques during the period, but to me, the rustic calligraphy is still impressive.
We spent some moment sitting on a bench near the mosque to sip our coffee and enjoy the huge giant ‘pretzel’ while admiring the exterior of the mosque, watching people passing by and the pigeons flocking every space for the thrown morsels.
|Huge giant pretzels|
|You can buy the pigeons' feed from the folks|
|The pigeons pecking their morsels|
|Ornamental ablution fountain in the center courtyard|
|Exterior of Yeni Camii|
|Remind me of Cordoba Mequita|
|Tiles work in blue and white|
|Decorative ornament with beautiful calligraphy|
|Yeni Camii from Eminonu|
|One of the two minarets|