View Full Version : New Mosque (Yeni Cami), Istanbul, Turkey discussion

07-28-2005, 02:30 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile533/New-Mosque-(Yeni-Cami),-Istanbul,-Turkey.htm>New Mosque (Yeni Cami), Istanbul, Turkey</a></b><br><br>The New Mosque (Yeni Cami), in Istanbul's Eminönü district on the Golden Horn at the southern end of Galata Bridge, is officially the Mosque of the Valide Sultan (Queen Mother) because it was commissioned by Safiye, mother of Sultan Mehmet III in 1597.&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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After her son died, Safiye was no longer Queen Mother, with a queen's powers and revenues, so her mosque sat unfinished.&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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Six sultans later, Turhan Hatice, Queen Mother of Sultan Mehmet IV, took up the work and finished it, which is another reason it's called the Vailde Sultan's Mosque.&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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(Reference: http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/photo_galleries/istanbul_winter/photopages/004.html<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/704153yenicami_mosque.jpg>

07-28-2005, 02:34 PM
well, anyone ever been to istanbul at least once will recall that Yeni Cami is in Eminonu, which is on the European side of the city. The placemark given here is definitely on the Asian side (Uskudar, exactly) which has nothing to do with Yeni Cami. Eminonu district is quite blurry in Google Earth for now, that's also why we can't see Blue Mosque and St.Sophia properly as well...

Briefly, a very misplaced placemark....