Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Istanbul: Sultanahmet - The Blue Mosque

As you proceed deep into Hagia Sophia , the domes seem to billow upward into space, creating their own "heavens"
In the Blue Mosque, Mehmet Aga has duplicated the effect on the exterior of the building: as you approach from the front and ascend the stairs toward the courtyard, the domes billow upward until, entering the courtyard, the full grandeur of the exterior is revealed