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Mihrimah Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Mihrimah Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Built by Sinan in the 16th century. Located in Uskudar.
Rating of 307/17/2005693Google Earth Logo
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Ortakoy Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Ortakoy Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

http://www.rosenblatt-sf.com/Selected_Photos/Ortakoy_Mosque-053,_Istanbul_(11092004).jpg
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Semsi Pasa Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Semsi Pasa Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Rum (Greek) Mehmed Pasa became the grand vizier (Veziriazam) of Mehmed II in 1466 and held this position until 1469 when he was executed and replaced by the former grand vizier, Mahmud Pasa. His mosque is located on a hill overlooking the Bosphorus on the Anatolian side, in the district of skdar. The inscriptive plaque of the mosque, composed in Arabic, dates the building to 876 (1471). It wa...
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Eyup Sultan Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Eyup Sultan Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Eyup Sultan Mosque is located in Istanbul in the north end of Halic (the Golden Horn) in Eyup region. It is built where Hz Eyyubu El-Ensari (An important Islamic character) was thought to be buried, he was one of the first acceptors of Islam and died during the first Islamic siege of Istanbul in 688-669. A tomb and a mosque was built by the command of Mehmed the Conqueror. The first mosque was ...
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Kilic Ali Pasa Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Kilic Ali Pasa Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

The Commodore of the Ottoman Navy, Kilic Ali Pasha commissioned Mimar Sinan to construct him a mosque in 1580. Appointed to head the Ottoman Navy after his victory at Inebahti, Kilic Ali Pasha was an Ottoman admiral who originated from Italy. He converted to Islam to serve under Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent (1520-1566) after he had been caputered by pirats during his youth. After his retirem...
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Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

The Nusretiye Mosque was erected between 1823 and 1826 by Mahmud II (1784-1839) as part of a larger project to rebuild the Tophane artillery barracks that burnt in the Firuzaga fire. It is located off the Western shore of the Bosphorus, below Tophane or the Canon Foundry established by Mehmed II (1432-1481) and was built on the former site of the Mosque of the Artillery Barracks (Tophane-i Amir...
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Dome of Milan

Dome of Milan

Duomo di Milano
Rating of 407/16/20051,053Google Earth Logo
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Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame de Paris (French for "Our Lady of Paris," meaning the church in Paris dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus), often known simply as Notre Dame in English, is a gothic cathedral on the eastern half of the le de la Cit in Paris, France, with its main entrance to the west. While a major tourist destination, it is still used as a Roman Catholic cathedral (archbishopric of Pa...
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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Cambodian temple built in 12th century. Angkor Thom is to the north.
Rating of 3.54545454507/14/20053,246Google Earth Logo
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Duomo, Florence

Duomo, Florence

Cathedral in Florence, Italy
Rating of 3.62507/14/20051,904Google Earth Logo
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Jesus-Christ-Saviour temple - moscow

Jesus-Christ-Saviour temple - moscow

The Jesus-Christ-Saviour temple in Moscow
Rating of 3.507/10/2005909Google Earth Logo
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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

An architectural masterpiece of the 13th to 16th centuries, Westminster Abbey also presents a unique pageant of British history - the shrine of St Edward the Confessor, the tombs of kings and queens, and countless memorials to the famous and the great. It has been the setting for every Coronation since 1066 and for numerous other royal occasions. Today it is still a church dedicated to regular ...
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Saint Peter Basilica

Saint Peter Basilica

Located in the So Pedro's Square, this piece of art has big importance for the Catholic people.
Rating of 3.2507/03/20052,063Google Earth Logo
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